Successful hip-hop artists and skid row seem to be world’s apart but in 2007, Pras Michel of Fugees enter that world and took up residence as a homeless person in skid row for nine straight days to illustrate just what life there was like. The only thing he took with him was undercover surveillance cameras.
The result is the documentary “Skid Row” to be presented at no charge by First Tuesday Social Justice Films on August 5 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. Popcorn provided. Audience discussion to follow. 80 minutes.
On any given night, in a 50 square block are of downtown Los Angeles, there is an average of 90,000 homeless and transient people live ing. Skid row for them is not just a place. It has become a way of life, a mind set. It is, in fact the last resort, a destitute place for those who have given up.
Just as his neighbors there, Pras contended with hunger, the elements, criminals, drugs, and the other dangers facing the homeless. He learned how to fend for himself and discovers the dark, sometimes humorous, but very human underbelly of Los Angeles. https://www.facebook.com/SkidRowMovie
This presentation is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org. For more information about the film series, visit http://www.firsttuesdayfilms.org/index.shtml or http://www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayfilms.
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