The Days and the Hours -- Homelessness

The Days and the Hours
Refuge for the Homeless

8 minutes  /  HD  /  color

Released 2007

The Days and the Hours
is an intimate view of an unlikely sanctuary in a hard world.  At St. Boniface Church in the middle of San Francisco, homeless people are allowed to sleep in the pews in the midst of daily church activity.  Filling row after row, over a hundred exhausted men and women find a short respite from the dangers and tumult of sidewalks and city shelters.  We hear their voices describing the lives they had before they slipped off the tracks -- lives not very different from those of any of us.

"A deeply disturbing and utterly compelling work of art."  -- Film Threat

Black Maria Film Festival,
       First Prize: Jurors' Choice
Mill Valley Film Festival
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
SilverDocs Film Festival
Mendocino Film Festival,
       Best Short Documentary
Festival de Curtas Metragens de Vila do Conde,
       Portugal, Onda Curta Award
Mad Cat Women's International Film Festival
DocLisboa 2007, Portugal
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Germany
Curtocirtuito Festival Internacional
       de Curtametraxes,
       Santiago de Compostela, Spain 
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne

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