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yHomeless? (2011/Cinema Libre DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Documentary: C+

Filmmaker Glen Dungweiler's micro-budgeted documentary yHomeless? (2011) brings us a realistic look at the homeless and gives compassion to those who've lost financial independence. Due to the depressing state of America's economy, the documentary is basically preaching to the choir, asking its audience to be more mindful and respectful to those in need. However, picking up a homeless person and trying to help them is probably not the smartest idea and didn't really sway my personal view on the subject. I still found the doc to have some heart behind its message.

Faced with losing his home, Dungweiler decided to hit the road with his video camera and experience what it is like to be homeless. Not all are addicted to drugs or alcohol as Dungweiler points out, choosing to live in his car and journey from place to place interviewing the homeless and documenting their stories. Some have families, some live on the beach, and some are simply a bit lost on their path.

Presented in anamorphically enhanced standard definition with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, there isn't anything particularly attractive about the transfer as expected. Obviously shot on digital video, the documentary looks as good as one could expect, but isn't without some questionable audio from the usual location recording issues we've seen and heard on many a documentary release.

The only extra is a theatrical trailer and previews for other releases by Cinema Libre.

- James Lockhart



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