ABOUT THIS FILM
How might we extend SF's tradition of unconditional acceptance to teenagers on the street so that they can live outstanding lives?
ABOUT THE FILM SERIES
The measure of a city is determined by how we treat our most vulnerable neighbors. Embarrassed, frustrated and determined, San Franciscans redefine their city by taking on the homelessness crisis with the trademarks of the SF culture: innovation and activism. Along the way, they also redefine what we mean by getting “street smart”.
ABOUT AT THE CROSSROADS
We reach out to youth on the streets who others have given up on and work with them to build healthy and fulfilling lives. We remove common barriers to service through nighttime street outreach and one-on-one counseling, shaping our support services around each individual’s needs.
ABOUT ROB GITIN
As Executive Director and Co-Founder of At The Crossroads, Rob has been with ATC since its inception in 1997 and he’s got the gray hairs to prove it! Rob’s passion for working with underserved youth and leadership in the field earned him the GQ Leader Award in 2012. When he’s not working, you can find Rob at Starbucks, the Ferry Building Farmers Market, hanging with his niece and nephew, or hiking in the Headlands.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Micro-Documentaries is a Bay Area-based film production company that creates short, cinematic, thought provoking films that shed light on complex modern issues and inspire their audiences to engage. Founded in 2009, Micro-Documentaries has created thousands of short films that helped advance the humanitarian missions social and environmental pioneers in more than 30 countries. Purposeful businesses and nonprofits like the Bono’s [RED], eBay’s Social Innovation team and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital count on Micro-Documentaries to engage their audiences in a way that is authentic, affordable and actionable.
MASHA KARPOUKHINA DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JD LAFLEUR DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC FOINQUINOS & ALEX TURANOV MUSIC MASHA KARPOUKHINA EDITOR JD LAFLEUR EDITOR CLAIRE RATINON CREATIVE PRODUCER PREETI MANKAR DEB SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTIONS KIRAN GOLDMAN JULIN DIRECTOR OF FIELD & POST PRODUCTION JACQUELINE COLAVOLPE PRODUCTION MANAGER AUORA AHSAN PRODUCTION MANAGER TODD SCHULTE GRAPHIC DESIGN ANDREW TOLVE CONTENT STRATEGY YULU PR DISTRIBUTION BETH WICKERSON WEB DEVELOPMENT AUORA AHSAN MEDIA MANAGEMENT SUSAN NELSON, ALICIA ANDERSON & ALEXANDER BESHER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PAMELA SIMPSON ACCOUNTING THERESA GONZALES ACCOUNTING CAROLE-LYNN GLASS FINANCE, HR & OPERATIONS ANDRE KARPOV CUNNINGHAM PLACE MURAL DESIGN ANDRE KARPOV, JUBAL STEDMAN & CAREY LAMPRECHT MURAL PAINTING 2006
DIRECTED BY NATASHA DEGANELLO GIRAUDIE
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MONICA LAM & ROB GITIN