Living in Tents

Living in Tents

In January 2011 Paul Crane(Director) discovered a tent city in downtown St. Louis, along the Mississippi River. He was curious as to who these people were, how they ended up there, and what life was like for them each day. So for a few weeks he spent nearly everyday at the tent city volunteering and getting to know people. He began to think that this place and the people living there could make a great story and he asked them if he could shoot some video, and they said "okay". He initially thought he would simply go down during the day and capture footage when possible, but he quickly realized that if he wanted to truly capture how these people lived and the full reality of their collective and individual existence, he would have to be there full time and become a part of the place, so he moved in with them. He was intrigued at how tent city was populated by so many people of different races and ages and beliefs, but they all had to learn how to live together in order to maintain the existence of their homes. Right away he learned that an overall feeling among every resident was that they preferred living there over a homeless shelter, and he wondered if this could possibly be a good alternative for homeless people. Some of the residents had jobs, had cars, were in relationships, and this was their home. It was just a different type of home.

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Running Time
58 minutes
Paul Gerard Crane
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Living in Tents» (35)

Aaron Morrison avatar
Aaron Morrison

It's a great movie I give it 10 out of 10

Brittany avatar

It's worth watching.

Joan avatar

Who Would Believe This Is So Good? This is one of the strangest, and most likable movies I have ever seen....and I have seen a lot, believe me.

Carl West avatar
Carl West

Didn't really care about the weak plot and tropes. Good visuals and you'll probably enjoy it if you like Documentary.

Katherine avatar

Entertaining offered a nice evening

Diane Burton avatar
Diane Burton

Fantastic movie, my wife and I loved it.

Raymond avatar

One of the most impressive movies I've ever seen. My expectations had been exceeded.

Gerald N. avatar
Gerald N.

It was a little cheesy at times, but I loved this movie. The concepts and characters were unique.