20 years on the streets. 5 years in the making. The astonishingly true story of a homeless man struggling between the hope of a second chance & the gravity of the streets. A feature doc sparked by a fiction short.
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This character-driven film follows Moses along a very special journey full of action and emotion, and when suddenly triggered by the success of his participation in the award winning short film I Wish in 2008. Since then, Moses’ life has been full of unexpected twists and turns: from international awards; a life-long ‘dream-come-true’ trip to Europe; the positive attention of the mass media; the recognition and support of Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House; to a family re-union after thirty years of separation.
Meanwhile, the trusted and close relationship developed between Francisco, the filmmaker, and Moses provides a very intimate look into his addictions and homeless life in San Francisco. This personal observation reflects a rarely seen perspective on the harsh world of the homeless, still full of enigmas and misperceptions for the mainstream audience. Leading to important questions: Does single room occupancy (SRO) housing in depressed neighborhoods minimize or accentuate the homeless lifestyle?
Is it ethical for a health provider to prescribe medication to an addicted homeless client knowing that those meds may end up being traded for crack cocaine on the streets? Where does the problem of homelessness lie between personal choices and the failure of the affordable housing system?
Viewers will experience a film that explores these dilemmas as Moses navigates through them, a deeply-impactful cinematic journey that gathers the opinions of several experts in homelessness who are personally involved in the life of our main character.
Can the hope of a second chance overcome the addiction to a lifestyle of twenty years in the streets?