"Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home" takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals -- people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society's basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.
Directed by Thomas Napper and narrated by Catherine Keener, "Lost Angels" demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness, specifically providing housing, are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse. For many, Skid Row is the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning.
"Lost Angels" is one of the films spotlighted in our new documentary series, "Link Voices."