“The Homeless Chorus Speaks is compelling documentary that creatively depicts a critical and timely social issue: people living without support and shelter. Using a unique community choir (Voices of Our City Choir,) as a vehicle to tell the stories of people suffering with homelessness, the film — like all of Susan Polis Schutz’s documentaries — effectively puts a human face on a crucial problem and makes it strikingly clear just how easily someone can end up living on the streets. ” — Lauren Mills, Senior Manager, American Public Television
In The Homeless Chorus Speaks, Susan Polis Schutz interviews fourteen homeless members of the Voices of Our City Choir. They tell their stories; from women who have been abused and used, to those battling addiction, to people who just can’t afford housing, to people who need medical care. They talk about their backgrounds, why they are homeless, the inhumanity of homelessness, their hopes and dreams, and what each thinks the solutions to the homeless problem might be.