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Join us LIVE for a lunchtime screening and discussion about the issue of homelessness in the Bay Area.
On June 29th @ 12:30pm we will screen the Oakland based film Dogtown Redemption while live chatting with filmmakers Amir Soltani & Chihiro Wimbush, Terry Messman - Editor of Street Spirit, and Jason Pellegrini - Facilities Director at Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH) - dishsf.org.
Once in OVEE, join the discussion by chatting with other viewers, ask questions of the panelists and learn more about this issue affecting nearly 7,000 people in the Bay Area.
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Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.
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- Maya Churi
Maya is an OVEE producer at ITVS.
- Amir Soltani
Amir Soltani is the Producer and Co-Director of DOGTOWN REDEMPTION. Amir is an Iranian American Human Rights Activist, He has worked in journalism, philanthropy and business. He is the author of Zhara's Paradise, a New York Times Bestselling graphic novel on Iran's 2009 protests. Amir studied history at Tufts and Harvard. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION is his first documentary.
- Chihiro Wimbush
Chihiro Wimbush is the co-director and co-producer of Dogtown Redemption. Chihiro has helped produce narrative feature films for Wayne Wang, Rich Wong and HP Mendoza, while directing, shooting and editing short documentaries with K Pacific Production partner Jim Choi. He has written, directed and edited narrative short films which have screened at film festivals around North America from Vancouver, Canada to Austin, Texas.
- Terry Messman
Terry Messman is the editor of Street Spirit, a street newspaper published by the American Friends Service Committee which has covered issues of poverty, homelessness and social justice for over 21 years and is sold by homeless vendors in the East Bay Area, California. Street Spirit collaborated with Dogtown Redemption on a special issue in May 2016 and has begun distributing DVDs of the film through its street vendors in order to amplify media that serves and benefits the poor.
- Jason Pellegrini
Jason is Facilities Director at Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH). He is a born and bred San Franciscan. His love for the “City by the Bay” was evidenced early after the ’89 Loma-Prieta earthquake when, at a young age, he went through his neighborhood and loaded up his Radio Flyer red wagon with debris to help with the cleanup efforts. After attending Gonzaga University, he finished his education at the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Jason worked in the private sector as an account executive in facilities services before becoming the regional manager for a large site service company. Desiring to do something different with his life, Jason joined DISH and is now thrilled to have the opportunity to improve his city and truly change people’s lives. www.dishsf.org
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