Art, Theatre and Film

Seattle University has used art, theatre, and film projects to engage the community in ending family homelessness.

  • American Refugees: Six area filmmakers create four new animated short films about homeless families
  • American Winter: Film screening of a compelling HBO documentary by Joe and Harry Gantz about families in Portland, Ore. who called the 211 line for help
  • Danny, King of the Basement: Our partnership with Seattle Children's Theatre's production of an acclaimed play about an imaginative and resilient homeless boy and his mom
  • Inocente: The visit to Seattle by the formerly homeless teen artist who is the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary film.
  • Kicking It: It's soccer for social change, with this documentary about the Homeless World Cup and our partnership with the local Street Soccer club
  • Looking Into Light: We pair a traveling photo exhibit about family homeless with local photos by our Journalism Fellow Dan Lamont, and display them in the halls of government
  • Homeless - The Motel Kids of Orange County: Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi visits Seattle and Tacoma to screen her HBO film about homeless children and their parents living across the street from Disneyland
  • The Spiral: Curator Bryan Ohno leads the construction of an unexpected public art project about the meaning of home
  • "Streetwise" follow-up film and exhibit about the central teen, Erin "Tiny" Blackwell: A six-week exhibit and community event series in partnership with The Seattle Public Library

Contact Us

Larry Hubbell, PhD

Catherine Hinrichsen
Project Director
Phone: 206.398.4457