By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 22 November: Netflix will start streaming the documentary ‘Let Me Home’ likely to touch your conscience. The world’s sole ‘super power’, the United States has 500,000 who experience homelessness every night.
Lead Me Home is a documentary short by Jon Shenk and Pedro Kos that captures this experience from multiple perspectives. This immersive, cinematic film personalizes the overwhelming issue by telling the real-life stories of those going through it as a first step toward challenging uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies and gives the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope, and diversity of unsheltered America today.
In Lead Me Home, tents become bedrooms; trucks become washrooms; parks become kitchens. Love occurs, as does strife and violence. People make homes for themselves wherever they end up. When directors Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk set out to tackle the subject of homelessness, they had one goal: to humanize the experience, in whatever form that might take.
The pair set out to depict the stories of people living on the street who, were it not for a vast set of unfortunate circumstances—addiction, mental illness, sexual abuse, homophobia, healthcare costs, disability—would be living no differently from those sleeping comfortably mere blocks or even just floors away.
In the shadow of boundless real estate development proliferating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, Kos and Shenk filmed the daily lives of more than two dozen subjects over three years to provide a slice-of-life portrayal of what it’s like to experience homelessness in America today.
Conceived as a two-part visual symphony shot in distinct production periods, the film opens a window into a parallel world hiding in plain sight and challenges the audience to feel the scale, scope, and diversity of unsheltered America.
Lead Me Home marks the first time Emmy winners Kos and Shenk have co-directed together and is a co-production of Netflix and Actual Films, produced by Bonni Cohen, Serin Marshall, and Richard Berge.
Producer (Executive Producer), Director: Jon Shenk
Producer (Co-Executive Producer), Director, Editor: Pedro Cos
Run time: 39 minutes
Country: United States
Streaming service- Netflix
Releasing: November 30, 2021 (India)