In cities like Los Angeles, homelessness is an issue that constantly confronts every resident and tourist alike, but it can be so hard to know how to respond. It's hard not to be overwhelmed, and too easy to forget that this "issue" is really composed of many individual people's stories.
This documentary does a wonderful job of telling several of those stories, with skillful cinematography and score selections that portray the intermingled beauty and suffering in Los Angeles. Instead of trying to present an oversimplified solution to a big problem, it instead shows the meaningful hope that people are experiencing through the power of faith and receiving God's love-ranging from a dramatic and visible transformation to the quiet strength to just keep going.
The film left a deep emotional impact on me, gave me a better understanding of what my neighbors are going through, and encouraged me to know that God is really working.