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As San Franciscans. we are community members of a city with increasing economic inequality, homelessness, and a feeling of helplessness related to these social issues.
In 2017, a short documentary called Tender Souls was released which subtly challenged our ideas of what it means to be a San Franciscan. By telling the stories of three Tenderloin residents living vastly different lives in the the same square mile and yet share a history of pain and struggle - Tender Souls compels its audience to explore our common humanity and reconsider their beliefs around homelessness and addiction.
On Thursday, January 18th from 6pm to 9pm, Tender Souls the Film in partnership with CatchLight, Covo, and City Hope will be screened for a public audience with a Directors Q&A and fully immersive panel discussion to follow the screening. The panel will include:
Brenton Gieser - Director of Tender Souls, documentary photographer and filmmaker
Corey Jackson - Tender Souls subject, lived the streets of the Tenderloin for 20 years
Paul Trudeau - Director of City Hope, a Tenderloin based organization focused on breaking the cycle of addiction, incarceration, and poverty.
Pei Ketron (Moderator) - Catchlight Everyday Bay Area Program Manager and internationally renowned photographer
All profit from ticket sales will be donated to City Hope, a Tenderloin organization walking alongside those they serve, offering safe and sacred community to those feeling isolated and overlooked. City Hope served as Executive Producers of Tender Souls the Film.
6:00pm - Reception at bar
7:00pm - Opening and introductions
7:20pm - Film Screening
7:45pm - Director Q&A
8pm - Panel Discussion
It’s our hope that you leave the screening feeling empowered to better know and support your San Francisco neighbors.