The Victoria-made documentary film US AND THEM is screening in many communities across the country on THURSDAY for WORLD HOMELESS DAY, October 10, 2019. Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed in several dozen countries throughout the world. The purpose of this day is to draw attention to the needs of homeless people locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.
This Thursday the communities listed below are joining US AND THEM’s World Homeless Day efforts to raise awareness about why housing and caring for people who are living outside on our streets is imperative. At a time when we are in the midst of both a housing and overdose crisis, looking at homelessness and addiction through a compassionate lens has never been more relevant.
Red Deer, AB
St. Paul, AB
Peace River, AB
Grande Prairie, AB
|North Battleford, SK|
Santa Barbara, CA
There are also screenings scheduled next week for HOMELESSNESS ACTION WEEK, October 13-19.
Fort McMurray, AB (Oct 15)
Victoria, BC (Oct 17)
Port Moody, BC (Oct 17)
Nanaimo, BC (Oct 17)
New Westminster, BC (Oct 18) *Please visit our website for details in each location:
For communities not listed the film can be viewed via
VIMEO ON DEMAND: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/usandthemthedoc
Past US AND THEM events include an exclusive screening on Parliament Hill for all of Canada’s MPs hosted by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. The film also screened at the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s Annual Congress, the Housing First Partners Conference in Los Angeles, and the United Way Worldwide Community Impact and Leadership Conference in 2019.
US AND THEM was written and directed by Krista Loughton and award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott, the co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed film THE CORPORATION, one of Canada’s most successful documentaries.
Filmmaker Krista Loughton will be available for interviews prior to the screening and can be contacted directly at (250) 889-1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
US AND THEM Trailer: https://youtu.be/SSCZogP4cM8