ABOUT THIS FILM
Yoga and mindfulness have improved the lives of countless people. How might we extend these practices for wellbeing of unhoused youth?
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 LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES
With comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco, Larkin Street Youth Services provides homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to get off the streets. Through a holistic, wraparound approach, we offer young people access to housing, education, employment and health services to help them rebuild their lives.
ABOUT UCSF OSHER CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE SERVICES
At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, we offer a dynamic approach to health, healing and prevention by modern medicine, healthy lifestyle practices, and established healing approaches from around the globe. Our mission is to meet the need for a new model of care and daily living that promotes the healing and well-being of the whole person - mind, body and spirit - through Exceptional Care, Communication, Collaboration and Personal Sustainability.
ABOUT FOREST FEIN
As the director of the Larkin Street Youth Mindfulness Program, Forest has developed a unique program of meditation and yoga that supports both the physical and mental health of Larkin Street’s clients. Having discovered the power of meditation in 1999, he has personal experience of its transformative effects. Through this program that he designed and now teaches, his students are given the opportunity to learn and develop skills that will support them as they step towards moving out of homelessness.
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 SEATREK & 25TH AND CLEMENT PRODUCE MARKET STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE SHORT