I first wrote about "Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists", a documentary about art in the lives of the homeless, by Judith Vogelsang and Letitia Schwartz, in 2009. Now, after award-winning screenings around the U.S., the filmmakers have an opportunity to see their wonderful labor of love receive national broadcast on PBS stations, beginning this fall. To achieve this, however, they must raise substantial funds to cover the costs of re-editing, purchasing extended music rights, creating publicity, and more. To that end, they've launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. I believe in the important message of this film - that art can and does transform lives, even in the humblest of circumstances - and made a donation to the campaign. I hope you'll join me.
I've included in my post today a video in which Vogelsang and Schwartz talk about the making of "Humble Beauty" and their Indiegogo effort: