The documentary Where Is Home shines a light on the homeless community that exists in every city as well as bringing understanding and not judgment to the situation.
Documentary filmmaker Dan Berdusco became compelled to embark on a quest to find answers to homelessness after participating in a city council election.
One of the candidates running for city council was Martin Heavyhead. Factoid – he is the first Aboriginal candidate running for election in the city of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Dan had been hired to set up a live stream of the elections. Throughout the process Dan became familiar with Martin and his mandate to remove the public blindfold of homelessness. Martin Heavyhead had created a blog on the issue after the elections were over. Dan was so moved by Martin’s blog that he wanted to use video to better tell a more impactful story. Once contacting Martin and revealing his idea, it was agreed that a documentary could benefit the cause.
Because Martin had already established a trusting relationship with the homeless community, he acted as liaison and middleman for Dan and his misunderstood neighbors.
Initially Dan had intended on creating a short documentary. After a couple days of interviews, he realized the issue of homelessness demanded much more attention and investigation.
(To be continued)