ABOUT THIS FILM
Employee-centered environments help workers be more engaged. How can work experience be customized for a person who is homeless?
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 DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM
Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women. Founded in 2005, Downtown Streets Team is now beautifying four Bay Area communities: Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale and San Rafael, with a fifth on the way. We now serve over 500 unhoused men and women a year with over 40 staff members and growing. Our goal is to end homelessness in our lifetime: one community at a time.
ABOUT SHANNON GIOVACCHINI
Shannon is an example of the ‘new face’ of homelessness as at one point, she owned multiple houses and through a series of tragic events and bad luck, lost everything. She was not from a low income family so to her shock, she found herself sleeping in shelters. She’d given up on life and even considered suicide - and only decided against it because she couldn’t bring herself to traumatize the train conductor. She then met a DST team member and started volunteering with the team. She is now a manager at Downtown Streets Team and helps many other people in similar situations.
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
SPECIAL THANKS TO PLUM ORGANICS