The measure of a city is determined by how we treat our most vulnerable neighbors. Embarrassed, frustrated and determined, San Franciscans redefine their city by taking on the homelessness crisis with the trademarks of the SF culture: innovation and activism. Along the way, they also redefine what we mean by getting “street smart”.
The Kickstarter appeal did not succeed, but these people signed up to fund the films and, in so doing, breathed hope into our project.
Nico Deganello | Amy Novesky | Aimee Gamble Price | Kevin Sigliano | Susanne Sonderhoff | Maria Herminia Graterol | Cynthia Holladay Loosley | Oscar Gonzalez | Sergio | Bill Rivers | Preeti Mankar | Charles Brown | Kiran Goldman | Anne Senti-Willis | Alex Atkinson | Steven King | Paul Escobosa | Cielle Bragin | Flavia Nespatti | Pierre Keeley | Todd Schulte | Mark Kalow | Sean Connolly | Melinda Henning | Randy Levitch | Lawrence Shubert | Kristin Kaye | Joy Turrini | Marty Krasney | Justine Prestwich | Russ Hall | Alex Deve | Julie Campistron | Dave Richardson | Beth Wickerson | Elisa Jagerson | Alexander Besher | Samantha Bessega | Charles Catalano | Johnson Hor | Michael Margolis | Katie Vasicek
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Although, Let’s Get Street Smart, is our first independent film series, the Micro-Documentaries team has been producing short films to advance humanitarian agendas since the end of 2009. Solution trailers of sorts, our films have inspired audiences to give online and US senators to move legislation forward. They have motivated employees to volunteer more and have encouraged Fortune 100 CEOs to commit to extraordinary social action. They have been shown on the NASDAQ jumbotron in Times Square, in the intimacy of the White House, on stage at Carnegie Hall, on the online pages of The New York Times, in film festivals, on television and on hundreds of thousands of screens around the world. Purposeful businesses and nonprofits like the Clinton Global Initiative, eBay’s Social Innovation team and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital count on Micro-Documentaries to engage their audiences in a way that is authentic, affordable and actionable.
MASHA KARPOUKHINA DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JD LAFLEUR DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC FOINQUINOS & ALEX TURANOV MUSIC MASHA KARPOUKHINA EDITOR JD LAFLEUR EDITOR CLAIRE RATINON CREATIVE PRODUCER PREETI MANKAR DEB SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTIONS KIRAN GOLDMAN JULIN DIRECTOR OF FIELD & POST PRODUCTION JACQUELINE COLAVOLPE PRODUCTION MANAGER AUORA AHSAN PRODUCTION MANAGER TODD SCHULTE GRAPHIC DESIGN ANDREW TOLVE CONTENT STRATEGY YULU PR DISTRIBUTION BETH WICKERSON WEB DEVELOPMENT AUORA AHSAN MEDIA MANAGEMENT SUSAN NELSON, ALICIA ANDERSON & ALEXANDER BESHER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PAMELA SIMPSON ACCOUNTING THERESA GONZALES ACCOUNTING CAROLE-LYNN GLASS FINANCE, HR & OPERATIONS ANDRE KARPOV CUNNINGHAM PLACE MURAL DESIGN ANDRE KARPOV, JUBAL STEDMAN & CAREY LAMPRECHT MURAL PAINTING 2006
DIRECTED BY NATASHA DEGANELLO GIRAUDIE
Additional Credits for Episode 1 : Radical Hospitality
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEAH FILLER SPECIAL THANKS TO RITUAL COFFEE ROASTERS
Additional Credits for Episode 2 : Unconditional Support
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MONICA LAM AND ROB GITIN
Additional Credits for Episode 3 : Strengthening Families
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET DELANEY
Additional Credits for Episode 4: Dignity of Work
SPECIAL THANKS TO PLUM ORGANICS
Additional Credits for Episode 5 : Yoga & Mindfulness
SPECIAL THANKS TO SEATREK AND 25TH & CLEMENT PRODUCE MARKET STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE SHORT
Additional Credits for Episode 6 : Housing with Support
SPECIAL THANKS TO JULES MAEGHT GALLERY
KEEP IN TOUCH
This series is dedicated to the loving memory of Christopher Rossi. Talented designer, life-loving friend, dedicated son. The streets took you away from us, but your bright, warm light continues to shine in our hearts.
And in honor of Ingrid who used to sit in front of the Ateneo de Caracas. The streets introduced us to you and showed us the beautiful person behind the stereotype.