ABOUT THE WALL
"The Wall: The Stories of the 2018 Minneapolis Homeless Camp" looks back at the saga of this Native American community and the lives of those within it.
Saga of the camp: its growth, the community response, the internal conflicts within, and the eventual transfer of residents to shelter
Stories of the residents: their journeys to the camp, their lives there, and their hopes for a better future. The film follows Kat and Earl, a couple at the camp who open up about the trials of their drug addiction, their relationship, and their hopes to get their children back.
meet the individuals featured
Our hope is right beyond this wall. Our help is right out there. But, a lot of us would rather not leave, because we don’t have that responsibility and everyday life, and work and so forth. We just like it here, you know?- Earl
This is what she says: Basically, I think the majority of the reason why we’re out here, is because we chose a different path than the path that God’s given us.- Kat
Home was never really a statement to me. There was nothing that I could call home.- Gage
"I just want to try to get into housing, so I can enjoy my grandbabies and get to know them."- Angela
"The progress is slow, but what happens fast in Minnesota, right?"- James, community advocate
"There's a place in the community for us. It's a different spot for everybody in the community, as far as giving back and helping our people."- Fabian, community advocate
Bring "The Wall" to your classroom, workplace, religious organization, nonprofit, or neighborhood. Screening this film will create discussion about these issues, reveal the lives of those struggling in these situations, and provide direction for how to help. If interested in having film creator Brandon Ferdig attend, ask about arrangements.
HEREandTHERE.live Studio-Venue • Southdale Center #3195 • Edina, MN 554357:00 pm
Viterbo University • 900 Viterbo Drive • La Crosse, WI 546017:00 pm Viterbo Fine Arts Center
"THE WALL" In The Media
how we are helping
"The Wall" is starting a movement to help those working to escape homelessness and addiction. Thus far, we've raised $3,800 to go toward treatment centers, mentoring services, and other investments in helping people put their lives back together.
YOU CAN HELP, TOO.
HOST A SCREENING
Bring "The Wall" to your classroom, workplace, religious organization, nonprofit, or neighborhood.
- create a discussion about this issue.
- reveal the lives of those in these situations.
- provide direction for how to help.
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