Sarah Megyesy, Guillermo Roqués
Colorado, Social Issues
Colorado Spotlight, Documentary
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A booming population and soaring housing prices means that the number of people sleeping rough in Denver has burgeoned in the past few years. The rights of the homeless have become an ever-more urgent issue since the City Council implemented its infamous urban-camping ban in 2012—which remains intact following a failed initiative to repeal it in 2019’s municipal elections.
Directed by Sarah Megyesy and Guillermo Roqués, this locally produced documentary examines the growing homeless-rights movement through the lens of advocacy groups Denver Homeless Out Loud and Colorado Village Collaborative as they work toward the construction of Beloved Community Village—a tiny-house project designed to help its residents “re-establish their place in a community.” Megyesy and Roqués explore the stigmatization and criminalization of homelessness and poverty; the current affordable housing crisis; and the many sides of an all-important question: How do governmental policies designed to turn Denver into a “world-class city” impact its most vulnerable citizens?
Sarah Megyesy and Guillermo Roqués will be in attendance
Sponsored by CFVA, Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media
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