ABOUT THIS FILM
In a city that champions an active father role, what happens when a previously homeless dad helps others without stable homes?
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 Homeless Prenatal Program
By seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, we join with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives. We fundamentally believe that people can change and that they want a better life for themselves and their children.
About Eli Parsons
When Eli Parsons lost his child to the custody of Child Protective Services, Homeless Prenatal Program and its Dependency Drug Court team stepped in to help the family achieve stability and remain intact. Today, his daughter is healthy and vivacious, and remains in his care. Eli joined the Homeless Prenatal Program as a Peer Mentor to help others in similar situations. “I am proof that this system works,” he says.
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 JANET DELANEY