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The Advocates

  • 86 min
  • LA Muse
  • English
  • USA
  • 2018
A sweeping look at the homeless crisis in Los Angeles and an intimate view of the tireless advocates who strive to create better lives for their clients.
About The Film

Going behind the headlines and debate that mark the public outcry over LA’s unprecedented homeless crisis, The Advocates offers pragmatic, hopeful stories of real-life transformation, told straight from the trenches. As experts supply insight into the underlying causes of the crisis amid a changing policy landscape, the invaluable role that caseworkers play—and the personal toll it takes on them—is laid bare. These workers demonstrate in daily practice what the lost ideal of “care in the community” looks like, and encourage others to do the same.

Keeping pace with the tireless work and around-the-clock commitment of his subjects, director Rémi Kessler paints a realistic portrait of an ongoing crisis that still allows for moments of grace and humanity to shine through.

- Drea Clark, Senior Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

Director
  • Remi Kessler
Producers
  • Remi Kessler
  • Robert McFalls
Executive Producer
  • Caroline Schweich
Starring
  • Mel Tillekaratne
  • Claudia Perez
  • Rudy Salinas
  • Steve Lopez
  • David Ryu
  • Alisa Orduna
  • Celina Alvarez
  • Mary Kirchner
  • Gary Blasi
Production Company
  • KSA Productions
Cinematographer
  • Beth Cloutier
Editor
  • Robert McFalls

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