1. Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco's most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

    If you are inspired, please consider contributing to Ronnie's cause. He recently ran The Second Half of The SF Marathon to give back to the organization that helped him when he needed it most. hospitalityhouse.org/runronnierun.html

    Ronnie is also a painter, and his art can be seen at ronniegoodman.com.

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  2. Life in tent encampments, vehicles, motels, and storage units - REAL CHANGE focuses on four men who sell Real Change News, a street newspaper in Seattle. Follow ROBERT, GEORGE, DANIEL, and BUDDY as they navigate the less visible side of homelessness in America. Despite their struggles, they persevere. Each sells newspapers to get by.

    Director / Cinematographer
    Adam Michael Becker

    Editor
    Jared Richard

    Music Composers
    Aron Forbes
    Chris Spilfogel

    Producer
    Alex Becker

    Cast (Subjects)
    Buddy McArdle
    Daniel Anderson
    George Sidwell
    Robert Bennett

    -AWARDS-

    *BEST DOCUMENTARY @ NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND
    *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT @ DIY FILM FESTIVAL
    *BRONZE JURY PRIZE @ SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE
    *BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY @ LA ART HOUSE
    *3rd PLACE AWARD from Jail Education Solutions @ CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE
    *NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY @MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    *VIMEO STAFF PICK

    -REVIEWS-

    “Poignant and Disturbing”
    “Living the American Nightmare”
    -Phil Hall, Film Threat

    “What was so interesting about this film were the shots…”
    -Kelly Bader, SBCC Film Reviews

    -LINKS-

    Watch the trailer and get up to date theatrical/festival screening info:
    vimeo.com/beckervisuals/realchangetrailer

    Learn more about the film:
    beckervisuals.com/portfolio/real-change/

    Learn more about Real Change News:
    realchangenews.org

    Produced in collaboration with the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Seattle Washington

    FESTIVALS:

    *Official Selection CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection HUMBOLDT FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection VISIONFEST (2014)
    *Official Selection BARE BONES FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection EUGENE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(2013)
    *Official Selection FLINT FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection INDIE FEST USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013
    *Official Selection MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection DIY FILM FESTIVAL (2014)
    *Official Selection LA ART HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection BOLDERLIFE FILM FESTIVAL (2013)
    *Official Selection PRAXIS FILM FESTIVAL (2014)

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  3. Lloyd Thorne is a veteran who has made it his life's mission to provide other veterans with the help he needed to overcome the obstacles of returning to society once he returned from Vietnam. Helen Shaut's life is connected to veterans in many ways, including her husband. Together, they lead The Veterans Organization of Resource and Recovery for the Homeless (VORRH).

    VORRH is based in Eustis, Florida – just outside the Ocala National Forest, home to thousands of homeless people. Florida has the third largest homeless population in the United States, and 30% of the homeless in Florida are veterans of the U.S. armed services.

    Many veterans from older conflicts have spent time in the jungle, in the forest and are adept at surviving there. For veterans of more recent conflicts, the forest is a more calm place than modern cities that can closely resemble the setting of the urban warfare they took part in. VORRH tries to work with veterans of all kind, looking first to identify those that could be rehabilitated – brought to the VORRH home to live with other veterans, living a much more normal life, getting a job, and settling back into society. Other vet's aren't quite ready for rehabilitation, but a little help can keep them going and inch them back to society, while for some unfortunate vet's there is no hope of rehabilitation, and all that Lloyd, Helen and VORRH can do is work to make their life in the forest more livable.

    Unlike most Actuaity Media projects, this film was not made by a student crew, but rather by staff taking part in a 5 day film challenge.
    This film was made for the 2013 Doc Challenge – docchallenge.org

    We are more than a film study abroad program. Actuality Media is a service learning organization that takes students and young professionals abroad to create media on changemakers in developing communities around the world. Our films spread the word about nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs who are implementing innovative, new ideas to combat chronic social problems. Find out more about our work and adventures at actualitymedia.org

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  4. An eye-opening, very touching four minute film highlighting two organizations in the greater Tri-Cities, Tennessee area that assist our ever growing homeless populations. Contains images of homeless living conditions! The end is uncut, therefore the song finishes with a black frame.

    -Awards and Accolades-
    * 2015 Blackbird Film Festival Official Selection - Non-Competitive
    * 2016 Southeastern International Film Festival Official Selection
    * Actuality Media "Change makers in the US" Recognition

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