“The River”; a documentary on the Aberdeen homeless camp crowdfunds on Kickstarter
|Aberdeen, WA – A new documentary on Kickstarter called “The River” is focuses specifically on the homeless river camp in Aberdeen.
In the crowdfunding campaign, it states that it is “A movie about people living homeless in The River Camp in Aberdeen, WA, and the ways this small town is trying to cope with the issues”.
According to the official website of the proposed documentary, The River is a 60-minute hosted documentary about “how communication and purpose play into the success and failures of managing the homeless encampment in Aberdeen”
|Directed by fourteen-year US Army veteran Rick Walters, the film features footage of Walters living with and talking with the residents on the waterfront. It states that this effort is a “search for meaning in their experience, and catharsis for his own battles with addiction and security”.
Filming for the project was done in May of this year.
The documentary is looking to raise $10,000 over the next month for production and distribution costs.
The documentary says that it will show all sides of the discussion on the homeless encampment, including stories of those living on the river, commentary from city government, business owners, police, the Quinault Tribe, and the social service agencies working to help the homeless.”.
|Walters said that he hopes that the discussion will lead to solutions not only in Aberdeen, but elsewhere.
The project says that their goal is to make “an unbiased film that shows the whole picture of how one small American town is trying to cope with homelessness”.
The Kickstarter campaign will run through Friday, September 6.