A film by Gerard Straub
Running Time: 204 Min. © 2003
A film on the horrific plight of the poor and homeless of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles during 2003, and the heroic work of the Union Rescue Mission which offers them food, shelter and rehabilitation programs. The film presents a stark and unwelcome look at the tragic lives of people who are homeless. Yet amid the pain and suffering on full display on the mean streets of Skid Row, a nightmarish 50-block area in downtown Los Angeles where more than 10,000 people, including a shocking number of women and children, live in cardboard boxes or overcrowded missions, they find a place where love abounds standing ready to offer a helping hand and a way to a better life.