ABOUT THIS FILM
When Rita arrived in San Francisco she was afraid of those who were different than herself, like the homeless. Today she offers wellness services to thousands each day, lifting their bodies and their spirits.
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”.
GLIDE is a radically inclusive, just and loving community in San Francisco - mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. “When you understand that people are suffering, it will break your heart open, and you will feel joy …because you will understand that you can reach people." How might we fight the city’s homelessness crisis with love and compassion. Support: glide.nationbuilder.com/donate
ABOUT RITA SHIMMIN
When Rita came to GLIDE over a decade ago, she knew she had fears, like everybody else, of those who might be radically different than herself. Her years at GLIDE brought her to the edge of her fears and back. Today Rita is celebrating those radical differences and sharing a commitment to unconditional love and respect for everyone, without exception. Rita has led GLIDE in the articulation of its foundational philosophies from which every branch of GLIDE functions.
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. micro-documentaries.com
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