Presented by United Way NSBC and Home For Good Santa Barbara County
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019, screening of “US & THEM” at The Sandbox Santa Barbara, 414 Olive St., Santa Barbara. Food trucks and drinks at 5:30pm. Film starts at 6:30pm. Panel Discussion at 8:00pm. Pay what you can/if you can at the door.
On the 10th of October, people around the world will mark World Homeless Day in many varied ways in order to bring about awareness and change for those experiencing homelessness in their local community. In Santa Barbara, the film “Us and Them” will be screened with a panel discussion to follow.
Filmed over a decade, “Us & Them” is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection. It begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time, when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives. These four charismatic people reveal the heartrending realities of their lives. The severe challenges of life on the street are portrayed with an unapologetic openness, in both emotive and humorous ways. All are struggling with addiction issues rooted in their painful childhood histories. Krista finds a mentor in Reverend Allen Tysick, a street minister who dedicated his life to serving the most vulnerable. Watching him build a new facility for the street community inspires Krista to create change in her own way.
These events bring the community together to hear powerful and inspiring stories of residents who have experienced homelessness firsthand, and found hope and stability through housing and services.
We hope you can join us!
United Way is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. Home For Good Santa Barbara County supports a Coordinated Entry System, a no-wrong door, countywide system that engages and connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the optimal resources for their needs. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home for good.