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I Am Alive Tube

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Project ID: LTDF-001
Log Line: A homeless person battles against man’s callus nature in order to be seen in an otherwise invisible world.

I Am Alive Tube was a Social Filmmaking community who's purpose was to puts a face on America's homeless society, so they may never be forgotten. It ran for 12 months before funding ran out the program was stopped, which was a very sad moment for all of us.

The Urban Institute estimates that about 3.5 million US residents, including 1.35 million children, have been homeless for a significant period of time. Over 37,000 homeless individuals, including 16,000 children, stay in shelters in New York every night.

Through social filmmaking, we believe you can bring a face to those that otherwise are faceless. You can show the darkness of their plight and pain; the magnitude of their misery. But you can also shine the light of hope by documenting the kindness of a helpful hand, programs that help those in need, or just a cycle that was broken.

Live The Dream Films was proud to be a founding sponsor and charter member of this very special social filmmaking community.

Critical Activities/Dates:
Site Development (March 1, 2009)
Site preload (April 6, 2009)
Facebook/MySpace Community Development (April 6, 2009)
Outreach (April 13, 2009)
Alpha Video Uploads (April 20, 2009)
Beta Release (April 27, 2009)
General Release (May 11 , 2009)
Discontinued operations do to lack of funding (June 2010) - very sad day
Restarted activities - Date to be determined by you

Next Steps:
Find long term funding partner
Seek individual contributions
Create national video program for high school students

Program Coordinator:
Dr. Jerry A. Smith

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