Covenant House Documentary Film Screening “Shelter” and Panel Discussion on Nov. 9
Join LPHI, BCM, and Covenant House in partnership, for a complimentary screening of the documentary, Shelter, followed by a panel discussion about homeless youth in the city of New Orleans.
Recently honored with a jury prize and audience award at the New Orleans Film Festival, Shelter was just selected as one of two films to launch the Vice network's new Documentary Films division.
This event is free and open to our partners, including parking and light hors d'oeuvres. Registration is required, click here.
Shelter, an intimate documentary following homeless youth in New Orleans. At Covenant House New Orleans, located on the outskirts of the French Quarter, the doors never close, and there is always room for one more. On any given day, a constant stream of young people carrying everything they own in plastic garbage bags fills the courtyard.
The prospective residents are just teenagers, but have already been labeled drug addicts, schizophrenics, criminals and outcasts. As one staff member puts it, "the most damaged population of youth that exists in society today."
Filming over the course of a full year, brothers Brent and Craig Renaud tell the raw and emotional stories of the incredible kids who seek shelter at the Covenant House, and the staff struggling to work miracles everyday on their behalf.