Solidarity Not Charity - Documentary Film Focuses on Olympia’s Homeless

Thu, 03/10/2016 (All day)

A (short) documentary screening and panel discussion about EGYHOP and their unapologetic punk rock approach to harm reduction, street therapy, and the unification of Olympia's marginalized through direct action. EGYHOP members and filmmakers, Ian Wishart and Kevin Francis Burnett, will be on hand to answer questions about the organization, the making of the film, and the underlying social issues. 

EGYHOP is a grassroots, all volunteer-run organization that provides emergency supplies, services, and resources to the homeless and low-income populations living on the streets of Olympia, Washington.

The film was shot on location in Olympia over five weeks in November and December. Burnett drew on his own experiences living on Olympia’s streets to establish credibility and ask relevant questions. Wishart and Burnett are both students at The Evergreen State College in the Media Arts Studio program. Evergreen’s media loan department provided the film equipment and access to its editing facility.

All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public. The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE. For information, contact the library at 360-352-0595.

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