Transform the streets through art and goodness. Gain wisdom from those experiencing homelessness and challenge others’ perceptions. Shed light on underserved communities such as Skid Row (Los Angeles) and bring positive attention their way by creating a Life Line Booth in your city.
Ep 4 marks LLB’s first collaboration with St. Francis Center, a non-discriminatory mission that never turns away those in need. St. Francis Center depends on donations to survive, just like the people it serves. The charity of giving and taking comes full circle when we learn how those experiencing homelessness also give back.
Walking to my choice coffee shop in Hollywood yesterday before work I stopped, recognizing the face of George Winfrey. George made a huge impact on viewers and myself in LLB Ep One when he shared that “homeless people want to work. But they need a hand up not a hand out.”
George was sitting on the ground. He wasn’t panhandling or anything, he just appeared tired and much thinner than I last saw him on Feb 24th, 2013. I called out his name, “George Winfrey.” He immediately rose and it took a moment for him to recognize me, but he definitely remembered the Life Line Booth and what he shared after I reminded him. I pulled out my phone and told him about what he had said not only inspired people to give back, but more importantly, to change the ways on how they viewed those people experiencing homelessness. I showed him the trailer, his speaking parts in Ep 1, and I watched him cry. He was very moved and I thanked him for opening up and sharing his story.
George walks from Skid Row to Long Beach and down to Hollywood, looking for labor work at any establishment that would hire him. He has made relationships with several markets, small businesses and such that would give him cash to survive just another day. He continues to sleep in Skid Row.
What started as a lesson to their son turned into a mission to feed 1,000 people on the streets of Skid Row. LLB presents: The Give Back Movement - spearheaded by Brandon Williamson & Porsche Haynes as a lesson to their son about showing respect, love and understanding to those experiencing homelessness.
In this short film, we also meet Patricia Rose, her daughter Rosie, and her 3wk old daughter. Patricia shares her story and wisdom towards survival on the streets.
Give Back Movement is an LA-based group of family and friends who set out to serve 1000 lunches to the community of Skid Row.
See how the life of one homeless woman has changed in six months. A chance meeting with Diana under a bridge in Skid Row, six months after making her acquaintance at our 5th Booth @ St. Francis Center (chronicled in Episode 4).
Ep 4 Clip Features music by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.