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Street Reporter
27-minutes
An aspiring photojournalist discovers the power of her own voice while struggling to survive homelessness.
Screening day / time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore

Street Reporter

Filmmakers
Running Time
Short Film
27 minutes
Genres
Documentary, Short

Street Reporter

Sheila White, 59, dreams of becoming a photojournalist and escaping her life of homelessness. Yearning to make this change, she studies at a local university while completing homework late into the night at the women’s shelter. As a reporter at Street Sense newspaper, Sheila and her team decide to cover the story of DC’s “Tent City.” Along the way, they meet a charismatic tent resident named Mike who, much like Sheila, longs for life outside the underpass. As the city moves to shut down the encampment, our subjects’ journeys are threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with unexpected results. Street Reporter is a deeply intimate, character-based film produced with community collaborators that provides a window into the power of community journalism in one woman’s life, casting a vision of the re-humanizing effects of life’s most basic need: a place to call home.

Film details
Year(s) screened
  • 2021
  • 2021-Virtual
Subtitles
None
More information
Festival screenings
Screening Day / Time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
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