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Hand-held - DVD

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The Hand-held: health and homelessness DVD anthology is a frank and invaluable resource for nurses, doctors, social workers, policy makers, social activists and patient advocacy organizations... and anyone interested in how media and medicine can work together to change lives. Hand-Held features over 100 minutes of riveting digital storytelling created by young mothers who have experienced homelessness.

How do you take care of your health when you don’t have a home?

Through the I WAS HERE photo blogging project, STREET HEALTH STORIES and UNEXPECTED, the people best able to answer that question – and to challenge the circumstances that have led to it – are given the tools of digital media-making to tell their stories and document the world through their own eyes, using photographs, audio narratives and short videos.




2009, 126 min 17 s

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