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  • Wendy Kohn and Heather Mosher, Director

About the Project

DOORWAYS TO DIGNITY is a feature-length documentary that spans a decade at Dignity Village, a tent city founded by homeless people in our nation's spirit of bootstrap independence, a bold attempt to create a community to escape the cruelties of survival on the streets. Fed up with society's treatment of the homeless, six visionaries throw off the shackles of poverty and help each other reclaim their lives and homes. Gaye, an elderly woman in a wheelchair, provides biting commentary along with a soft-spoken white Rastafarian, a radical young preacher's son, a black Muslim former gang member, and a middle-aged couple who kick their addictions and fall in love. A classic story of success against all odds, the film shows society's underdogs fighting for a place to belong.