Featured Stories

6 Minutes (2016)

The foreclosure crisis hit Cleveland particularly hard, and the city is still reeling from the urban blight that accompanies abandoned homes and neighborhoods. blight examines the efforts of Thriving Communities, an organization that helps struggling neighborhoods transform themselves.

Festivals & Awards:

Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival, March 2017

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6 Minutes (2016)

The local food movement is particularly active in northeast Ohio. FRESH explores this endeavor, emphasizing how City Fresh, a community supported agricultural organization, delivers fresh, local produce to low-income residents in Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties.

Festivals & Awards:

Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival, March 2017

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17 minutes (StoryLens Pictures 2015)

Many afternoons, residents from Lakeview Terrace, a public housing project in Cleveland, gather at their community center to transform their life stories into art and their grief into understanding. They are Brick City Theatre, an outreach program for youth that over the years has become a workshop where people of all ages work together to empower themselves and each other through the creation of original plays.

Festivals & Awards:

Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival, March 2017

Official Selection, Vasakh International Documentary Film Festival, Lahore, Pakistan, March 2017

Official Selection, Documentary Short Film Festival, Toronto, March 2017

Official Selection, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, April 2017

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Stories Archive

Safe at Home

Children are most at risk when families confront problems like homelessness, drug addiction, or illness. Safe at Home examines the work of Blessing House, a Lorain County organization that provides a temporary safe home for children of families in crisis.

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ALL IT TAKES

ALL IT TAKES explores the opiate epidemic in Lorain County from the point of view of addicts and through the efforts of those who work to help these addicts recover their lives and their dignity.

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100 Second Chances

Employment is the most important factor for those who successfully re-enter society after prison. 100 Second Chances goes inside Edwins, a restaurant that offers those trying to make this difficult transition an opportunity to succeed.

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more food. less hunger.

Take a trip inside Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. Second Harvest provides a substantial amount of food in Lorain, Huron, Erie and Crawford counties to hungry adults and children.

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