THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMELESSNESS
NO ADDRESS DOCUMENTARY
NO ADDRESS Columbia, SC
Release Date: January 2020
NO ADDRESS Atlanta, GA
Release Date: March 2021
NO ADDRESS California
Release Date: December 2021
Director: Caletta Harris
Executive Producer: Lauren Waring-Douglas
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE NO ADDRESS?
Did you know that it is a crime to be homeless? There are over 180 cities in America that criminalize homelessness. In NO ADDRESS Part 1, you will meet the individuals that fought to rescind the 2013 unanimous City Council vote to criminalize the homeless population in Columbia, SC. Criminalization of homelessness or having No Address means: Go to a shelter, leave town or be at-risk of going to jail if caught on the streets. Moreover, ordinances such as panhandling, loitering, urban camping and more can put an unsheltered person in jail. In this ongoing series, we sought to cover other cities like Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC, San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angles, CA.
Its focus is on the overall start of criminalizing homelessness back in 2013. You will meet the individuals that fought to rescind the 2013 unanimous City Council vote to criminalize their homeless population. Criminalization of homelessness means go to a shelter, get out of town or be at-risk of going to jail if caught on the streets.
Its focus is on the 1996 Olympics where the criminalization started to the 2019 Super Bowl to the closing of one of the biggest shelters called “Peachtree and Pine” and now COVID-19.
Its focus is on the encampments from San Fransisco to Los Angeles, where Skid Row is the most populated “homeless” area in America only 8 miles from Beverly Hills. It will also focus on the increase of luxury housing, the decrease of a livable income and how gentrification has resulted in displacement and homelessness.
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~ Rob Francis
A well devised and riveting reflection of homelessness exposed in a manner more unveiling. This documentary portrays the ground-level reality of human challenges and instinctive visuals with insights to survival, while depicting the fundamentals and true process of what it is like to live below, among the lower depths of poverty. It brings to light and references the status of life stagnation, suffering and the requirement of urgently needed assistance from individuals capable to justifiably help the homeless population.
~ Teshia McSwain
Hats off to you! That documentary was powerful. I was in tears. Tears from sadness and anger. My heart sank as I saw some of the people I’ve seen and even talked to, one of which is no longer here. I am inspired to do more…
~ Johnnie McDuffie
This documentary is so well designed and professionally directed by Ms. Caletta of Reel2Reel productions and needs to be seen worldwide. We have to stand as a people, as humans and make the politicians, governors, mayors, and whoever there is that can bring about a change to a horrific situation. Talking about we have overcome is a myth, we haven’t touched the surface of equality, for this thing called homelessness is worst than slavery. Come on America, let’s change this so that the people that have “No Address” can have a place to call “Home,” not homeless.