Documentary Sheds Light On Denver’s Houseless Rights

 Movement & Local “Right To Survive” Ballot Initiative 300 ~

DENVER, CO – April 1, 2019 – The Right To Rest is a new feature length documentary, directed by Sarah Megyesy & Guillermo Roqués, that is a must see before voting by May 7th.  The film focuses on Denver’s homeless rights movement and follows the trajectories of Denver Homeless Out Loud & Colorado Village Collaborative towards the construction of Beloved Community Village, Denver’s first Tiny House Village for people coming from homelessness.  Punctuated with music & time-lapse photography from Denver-born artist/activist, Laura Goldhamer, the film sheds light on issues surrounding homelessness – from its criminalization & stigmas surrounding it, to the broader affordable housing crisis.  At its heart, “The Right to Rest” explores what it means to make Denver a “world class city” and for whom.

The movie reviews the history of Denver City Council’s vote to pass the Urban Camping ban in 2012 and subsequent attempts by homeless rights activists to overturn the ban.  It gives the audience an intimate look at the individuals most affected by Denver’s housing crisis and makes the case that homelessness is not an individual problem, but a systemic one, and that criminalizing it only makes matters worse.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Friday April 5th 5-8 pm University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2255 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80208

Wednesday April 25th 5-8 pm Iliff School of Theology in the Library Portico 2323 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Thursday April 25th 7-9 pm Landmark’s Mayan Theater 110 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

Wednesday May 1st 6:30-9 pm The Lyric 1209 N College Ave Ft. Collins, CO 80524

Friday May 3rd 6:30-8:15 The Mercury Cafe 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205 (screening portions of the film within a larger event with presentations and music)

Link to preview:  https://vimeo.com/322322913


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