1. The Conditioned

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    from Facebook Stories / Added

    Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed by his poetry and wanting to help him with his dream of publishing a book, she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. Neither could have expected what happened next. See more about Raimundo and his poetry on his Facebook Page maintained by Shalla: https://www.facebook.com/ocondicionado This short film uses footage from a documentary about Raimundo shot in São Paulo in 2011 and 2012, along with interviews and scenes filmed in Goîana, Brazil, in January 2014. This is one of 10 stories celebrating Facebook's 10th anniversary and a decade of connections made possible through the platform. See the rest at http://facebookstories.com/10 Credits Presented by Facebook Stories Production Studio - Already Alive Director - Michael Marantz Director of Photography - Tim Sessler Producer - Jason Oppliger Post Producer - Drew English Original Music - Michael Marantz Edit - Michael Marantz Assistant Edit - Drew English Local Brazil Producer - William Guimaraes Local Brazil Production Company - Southside Productions Footage of Raimundo at The Island by Tiago Venturi Special Thanks to: Shalla Monteiro Raimundo and his family

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    • Tough Day

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      Help a homeless child go to school better prepared. Visit www.operationbackpackNYC.org.

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      • Homeless in High Tech's Shadow

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        California’s Silicon Valley is a microcosm of America’s new extremes of wealth and poverty. Business is better than it’s been in a decade. Facebook, Google and Apple have minted hundreds of new tech millionaires. But not far away, the homeless are building tent cities along a creek in the city of San Jose. Homelessness rose 20 percent in the past two years, food stamp participation is at a 10-year high, and the average income for Hispanics, who make up a quarter of the population, fell to a new low of about $19,000 a year — in a place where the average rent is $2000 a month.

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        • Real Estate 4 Ransom

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          Selected as the no2 social change doco for 2012 (Films for Action), REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation that forced so many into debt. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that, with tax havens a favoured option for the wealthy. The result - we are taxing the wrong things, causing more problems whilst bankrupting once proud economies. A systemic change is essential if we are to avoid these damaging boom-bust-bailouts. https://www.facebook.com/realestate4ransom Co-Directors - Gavin Emmanuel (foregroundmedia.com/) & Karl Fitzgerald. Footage - much from the vimeo community :) More details - http://realestate4ransom.com/film/

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          • Heart for the Homeless' #CardboardCity: It's Your Move (Stop-Motion Video)

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            When we move we throw out furniture, clothing and other reusable items. So why not turn that boring old couch into meals for the hungry? Give those clothes you are going to wear “one day” to those who go cold each winter? Heart for the Homeless has developed the “it’s your move” initiative: a simple website that notifies a charity in the area to collect your unwanted items and then redistribute them to those in need or to help fund crisis counselling, emergency housing and so much more! Whether you're moving house or just spring cleaning, you can register for a pick up here: http://bit.ly/1mHSzLB --- Press Release --- ‘It’s Your Move’ digital initiative uses 60-second stop-motion video to encourage household goods donations to charities, using the Heart For The Homeless website. According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, homelessness has increased by 17% since the 2006 census with an estimated 105,000 people homeless each night. “There is no silver bullet to homelessness” said Heart For The Homeless founder and former real estate agent, Leighton Walters, “If we can creatively connect supplies to those in need I believe we could see their lives significantly impacted.” “That is why we have teamed up with the creative people at The Lume and to promote the ‘It’s Your Move ’ initiative.” Put simply, ‘It’s Your Move’ is an online initiative that swiftly notifies local charities where to collect unwanted household items from sold properties, or from residents looking to offload their furniture and downsize. “Rather than throwing away their disused or unloved clothes and furniture, we are encouraging all tenants and homeowners to think about donating their unwanted goods to someone less fortunate in the community through our organisation” said Mr Walters. “Essentially, we want to give meaning to the mundane task of getting rid of unwanted goods.” The charities then redistribute the goods to those in need, or sell the goods with the proceeds going to help fund crisis counseling and emergency housing. According to Mr Walters, the concept behind the new website is to better connect homeowners and tenants with existing charitable services in an age where technology is ever-increasing. “It is exciting to dream of what is possible when we invest our time into a cause” said Mr Walters “and by utilising technology we can see our efforts multiply in outcome.” To support the awareness around the launch of ‘It’s Your Move’, the team at Heart for the Homeless approached John Cavallaro and the creative minds at The Lume to help construct a 60-second stop-animation video, titled “Cardboard City: It's Your Move”. The team at The Lume spent 900 hours taking over 2500 photos of 450 cardboard cut-outs to create ‘Cardboard City’. The materials used were 8 Ikea boxes, 5 cereal boxes, 18 LED torches, 47 batteries and 2 cameras. “It was a great learning curve for us as we had never done stop-motion or built a miniature set before,” said Mr Cavallaro. “I sought the advice of several of the world’s leading stop motion animators who had worked on movies like Caroline, and the new Lego movie. Most of the time we felt like big kids playing with toys.” According to Mr Cavallaro, the team at The Lume got behind the idea because they believed in the Heart for the Homeless cause. “When I met with Leighton and heard about his cause, I loved the idea,” remarked Mr Cavallaro. “The simplicity of the idea and authenticity of all involved is inspiring and I hope that it continues its rapid growth across Australia.” “Ideally, I would love to really see this charity become recognised in the public consciousness,” said Mr Cavallaro. Despite the achievement of the ‘It’s Your Move’ website and video, when it comes to raising awareness around homeless in Australia, Mr Walters conceded that there is no silver bullet. “Unfortunately when it comes to homelessness, there is no one size fits all, which is why we are working to develop systems that are diverse and broad, yet efficient and effective. “If we can creatively dream on connecting these supplies to those in need, I believe we could see millions of lives impacted locally and billions impacted globally by the vision that is Heart for the Homeless,” said Mr Walters. “I feel like we have been entrusted the huge privilege of being a part of the next generation of charitable works.” To find out more about the services of Heart For The Homeless, visit http://bit.ly/1mHSzLB

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            • Making the News

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              Ed Mitchell is a former Reuters, BBC and ITN TV journalist who filed for bankruptcy and lost everything in 2007. Making the News reflects on a period of life when Ed was homeless, living on Brighton's seafront. Finalist at Sundance London 2014 Short Film Competition http://www.sundance-london.com/short-film-competition Vimeo Staff Picks Screenings at Covent Garden's Let the Film Do the Talking, Cornerhouse's Filmed Up and Manchester's KINO Films. Co-produced and directed by Conor O'Grady and Daniele Baron. Camera - Conor O'Grady Editor - Jim Petersen Sound - Phil MacDonald Production Assistant - Sarah Beck Colourist - Casey Antwis Images sourced from TV Newsroom - http://tvnewsroom.co.uk/ Music - Audio Network

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              • The Truth About Stanley

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                No home, no belongings, plenty of baggage. A short film about a man, his stories and the boy who listened, by award-winning director Lucy Tcherniak. This film was made for 10% of its standard industry cost with so many individuals and companies offering their time and services for free. We want as many people to watch this film as possible and help bring the growing problem of homelessness back into the main public debate. Please help us by spreading the word. We have a marketing budget of £0 and so we need your help. Post us on your facebook page, tweet about us, embed us in your blog and ask your friends to do the same. Thank you for your help. Please give generously to the Truth About Stanley fund to help tackle the growing homelessness problem. Text STANLEY2, 3 or 6 to 70300 to give £2, £3 or £6. Or visit our Just Giving Page - http://www.justgiving.com/Anchor-House-The-Big-Issue. All money raised goes to The Big Issue Foundation and homelessness charity Anchor House. Help turn around the lives of real people. Also available on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzDpWDMA1gA Starring Oliver Litondo, Raif Clarke and Andrew Lee Potts. Produced by Tom Clark. Soundtrack by Radiohead and Mumford & Sons. A WSP Production in association with Trademark Films and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Full details at http://thetruthaboutstanley.com.

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                • Welcome to Paradise City

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                  Paradise City shows us an unexposed side of homelessness at a young age, a side that we all should be aware of. We walk & ride past homeless people everyday and wonder how they got there. These questions often lead to our assumptions that they are lazy, trouble makers, or were addicted to drugs. Although this may be true in some cases, we should look at our own reflection and ask ourselves, what addictions do we have? What's so different in our lives that solidifies our livelihood and luxuries we often take for granted? This film will serve its purpose to show our generation that no matter what background you come from, how old you are or how much money you have, in a blink of an eye it can all be taken away. Dont forget to Like, Comment and Share! https://www.facebook.com/krispfilms Thank You :)

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                  • How a Paraplegic Dancer Got Back up on Two Wheels

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                    Meet Rodney - a paraplegic dancer who found himself homeless in San Francisco. Through the support of the community and HandUp, he is now back on the path to stability. Learn more about Rodney's story at www.handup.us/members/rodney Video by TruthBeTold Creative.

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                    • Behind the scenes of the "#CardboardCity: It's Your Move" made for Heart for the Homeless

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                      Watch the "#CardboardCity: It's Your Move" video here: http://bit.ly/1mHXkFa What would you do with 8 Ikea boxes, 5 cereal boxes, 18 LED torches, 47 batteries, 2 cameras and 900 hours? Many of us would be stumped with a question like that but John Cavallaro and his team at The Lume decided to take 2500 photos of 450 cardboard cut-outs in an effort to simultaneously build something beautiful and creative while helping to bring resources to those in need. They devoted a lot of meticulous work and creative energy in making a 60 second stop-motion video to promote the work of local charity Heart for the Homeless. Homelessness has increased by 17% since the 2006 census with an estimated 105,000 people homeless each night according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “There is no silver bullet to homelessness” said Heart For The Homeless founder and former real estate agent, Leighton Walters, “if we can creatively connect supplies to those in need I believe we could see their lives significantly impacted.” “That is why we have teamed up with the creative people at The Lume and to promote the ‘It’s Your Move’ initiative.” Put simply, ‘It’s Your Move’ is a website that swiftly notifies local charities where to collect unwanted household items from sold properties, or from residents looking to offload their furniture and downsize. “Rather than throwing away their disused or unloved clothes and furniture, we are encouraging all tenants and homeowners to think about donating their unwanted goods to someone less fortunate in the community through our organisation” said Mr Walters. “Essentially, we want to give meaning to the mundane task of getting rid of unwanted goods.” The charities then redistribute the goods to those in need, or sell the goods with the proceeds going to help fund crisis counseling and emergency housing. According to Mr Walters, the concept behind the new website is to better connect homeowners and tenants with existing charitable services in an age where technology is ever-increasing. “It is exciting to dream of what is possible when we invest our time into a cause” said Mr Walters “and by utilising technology we can see our efforts multiply in outcome.” To support the awareness around the launch of ‘It’s Your Move’, the team at Heart for the Homeless approached John Cavallaro and the creative minds at The Lume to help construct a 60-second stop-animation video, titled “Cardboard City: It’s Your Move”. “It was a great learning curve for us as we had never done stop-motion or built a miniature set before,” said Mr Cavallaro. “I sought the advice of several of the world’s leading stop motion animators who had worked on movies like Caroline, and the new Lego movie. Most of the time we felt like big kids playing with toys.” According to Mr Cavallaro, the team at The Lume got behind the idea because they believed in the Heart for the Homeless cause. “When I met with Leighton and heard about his cause, I loved the idea,” remarked Mr Cavallaro. “The simplicity of the idea and authenticity of all involved is inspiring and I hope that it continues its rapid growth across Australia.” “Ideally, I would love to really see this charity become recognised in the public consciousness,” said Mr Cavallaro. Despite the achievement of the ‘It’s Your Move’ website and video, when it comes to raising awareness around homeless in Australia, Mr Walters conceded that there is no silver bullet. “Unfortunately when it comes to homelessness, there is no one size fits all, which is why we are working to develop systems that are diverse and broad, yet efficient and effective. “If we can creatively dream on connecting these supplies to those in need, I believe we could see millions of lives impacted locally and billions impacted globally by the vision that is Heart for the Homeless,” said Mr Walters. “I feel like we have been entrusted the huge privilege of being a part of the next generation of charitable works.” To find out more about the services of Heart For The Homeless, visit http://bit.ly/1mCSUvK

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