Street Paper takes the viewer inside the lives of Nashville's homeless population through street
newspaper The Contributor. This documentary offers a unique look into the lives of the founders, vendors and
writers as the newspaper experiences exponential growth during September 2010. The Contributor is a member of The North American Street Newspaper Association (NASNA), which currently
has 31 members. Addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness, a street newspaper
is distributed by homeless and formerly homeless vendors. By sharing personal stories,
street newspapers attach lives, faces and hearts to the idea of homelessness. These
publications allow a bridge connecting the gap between the very poor and the rest
of society by helping them understand the issues that concern homeless individuals.
For many homeless people, this opportunity gives them a chance to get back on their
feet and the real possibility of securing housing.
Official Selection of the Global Peace Film Festival, 2012, the Cincinnati Film Festival,
2012, the Nashville Film Festival, 2012, and award winner at the Bare Bones International
Film and Music Festival.
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