Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (educational)

    • Directed by: Thomas Napper
    • Executive Produced by: Gary Foster, Susan Klos, Joe Wright
    • Produced by: Agi Orsi and Cecy Rengel

Released: 2012
Running Time: 75 min
Special features include: Directors Commentary and Theatrical Trailer
Subjects: Human Rights, Sociology




Narrated by Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS: Skid Row Is My Home takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals--people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society's basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.

With the support of a vast array of advocates, especially the services of Lamp Community, the mission featured in the Jamie Foxx/ Robert Downey Jr. film The Soloist, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back. Directed by Thomas Napper, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness--most specifically that of providing housing--are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, perhaps improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning...proving that sometimes home is where the help is.

Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (Trailer) from Collective Eye Films on Vimeo.

Awards:

  • Winner of Voice Award - SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) 2011
  • GHETTO AWARD - Radar Hamburg International Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Los Angeles Film Festival (Premiere)
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Oaxaca Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Human Rights Watch Film Festival (London)
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – La Femme Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – One World Human Rights Film Festival Prague
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Leeds International Film Festival


Quotes:

“Lost Angels' Film Puts Human Faces On Homeless Crisis In Los Angeles” - Huffington Post

 

Huffington Post
“Lost Angels' Film Puts Human Faces On Homeless Crisis In Los Angeles”, - See more at: http://www.skidrowismyhome.com/news.html#sthash.PtyN5HMT.dpuf
WINNER OF THE 2011 VOICE AWARD FROM SAMHSA
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

GHETTO AWARD – Radar Hamburg International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Los Angeles Film Festival (Premiere)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Oaxaca Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Human Rights Watch Film Festival (London)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – La Femme Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – One World Human Rights Film Festival Prague
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Leeds International Film Festival - See more at: http://www.skidrowismyhome.com/synopsis_awards.html#sthash.J4M0OEl4.dpuf
WINNER OF THE 2011 VOICE AWARD FROM SAMHSA
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

GHETTO AWARD – Radar Hamburg International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Los Angeles Film Festival (Premiere)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Oaxaca Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Human Rights Watch Film Festival (London)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – La Femme Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – One World Human Rights Film Festival Prague
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Leeds International Film Festival - See more at: http://www.skidrowismyhome.com/synopsis_awards.html#sthash.J4M0OEl4.dpuf