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Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents "Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" – Jan 29

“Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness” is a documentary film about one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. The unofficial “mayor” of the Davidson St. camp, Maurice is an older, dreadlocked man who has dropped out of “normal” society to minister to the homeless. His camp under a railroad track becomes a real community, supported by church volunteers, until police and bulldozers close in to shut it down.under-the-bridge

Directed by: Don Sawyer & Sam Mirpoorian
Written by: Stephen Talbot, John MacGibbon, & Don Sawyer

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “Under the Bridge” on Sunday, January 29th @ 5:30pm at Royal Drummer Cafe, 6420 – 24th Ave NW. We invite you to arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour pricing of 25% off all items on Royal Drummer’s regular menu. And we invite you to stay after the film to participate in a panel discussion led by two members of the Real Change Speakers Bureau, along with a local housing advocate (tba).

Sponsorship support provided by Real Change.real-change

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Screenings are free, but we gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of acquiring the films we screen. Suggestion: $5.