New Netflix Documentary Takes an Eye-Opening Look at Homelessness in America

A new documentary short is heading to Netflix which captures the experience of homelessness from multiple perspectives. “Lead Me Home” aims to personalise the 500,000 people in America that sleep on the streets every night by telling the real-life stories of those going through it. The film is a first step toward challenging uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies and promises to  give the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of unsheltered America today. The film arrives on Netflix on November 30th.

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.

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