During the final year of an unprecedented national effort to end military veteran homelessness, two-time Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple intimately documents the on-the-ground work of the veteran-founded community-based service organization, Veterans Resource Center, in Northern California. Sharing the struggles of those they seek to pull out of a life lived on the streets, "Shelter" tells a story of vets saving vets, delving into the psychological trauma created by military service, the effects that remain long after active duty, and the difficult road back to a normal life for these women and men.
BIO: Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker. A director and producer of narrative films and documentaries, her most recent project "Hot Type: 150 Years of the Nation," examines America's longest running continuous publication through the eyes of the passionate journalists who have sacrificed considerably to sustain its critical voice. Other recent projects include the Emmy-Nominated documentary "Running from Crazy," which examines the personal journey of writer, model and actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a greater understanding of her complex family history.
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