Screenings of the documentary Street Paper are coming to Cincinnati


Street Paper takes the viewer inside the lives of Nashville’s homeless population through street newspaper, The Contributor. This documentary offers a unique look into the lives of the founders, distributors and writers as the newspaper experiences exponential growth during September 2010.

The Contributor is a member of The North American Street Newspaper Association (NASNA), which has 31 members. Addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness, a street newspaper is distributed by homeless and formerly homeless distributors.

By sharing personal stories, street newspapers attach lives, faces and hearts to the idea of homelessness. These publications allow a bridge connecting the gap between the very poor and the rest of society by helping them understand the issues that concern homeless individuals. For many homeless people, this opportunity gives them a chance to get back on their feet and the real possibility of securing housing.

There’s a screening at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for the Cincinnati Film Festival September 8th at 5:00pm. There will be a media advocacy discussion and post film Q&A including people from both Article 25 and Streetvibes after the screening. There’s another screening September 13th at 9:00pm at the Esquire Theater on Ludlow.