D.C. local Sasha Williams kept a video diary of her and her two-year-old daughter's experiences at the homeless shelter, D.C. General. Williams shot the documentary, "Raise to Rise," over the course of three months on an iPhone provided by the Street Sense Media Center, a multimedia initiative from the biweekly newspaper Street Sense. In her documentary, she illuminates what it's like to be one of the 800 or so families who are struggling to find shelter in Washington, D.C. The documentary was presented this past Wednesday at the "Cinema From the Street" series at E Street Cinema along with the documentary, "Whom Should I Be Grateful To?" If you missed the first showing, you can see both films on October 1 during a Street Sense fundraising gala at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Check out the above video to get a sense of what to expect from both documentaries.
· 2015 Fall Gala [Street Sense]
· A life filled with wrong turns leads to a moving chronicle of homelessness [The Washington Post]