Motel Kids

Alexandra Pelosi: "Motel Kids"

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi visited Seattle and Tacoma in January 2011 to share her HBO documentary, "Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County"  (available at and


Alexandra Pelosi
Ms. Pelosi screened the film for a group of 100 providers in Tacoma at the Grand Cinema, Jan. 20, then brought it to more than 400 film enthusiasts of SIFF Cinema that night.
The film remains one of the most compelling ever made about homelessness in our country. Ms. Pelosi had spent a summer living at the motel where many Orange County homeless families were living -- in stark contrast to the fantasy world of Disneyland across the road, where some of the parents were working. Years later, we're still struck by the stories of children in the film. Highly recommended!  
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Larry Hubbell, PhD

Catherine Hinrichsen
Project Director
Phone: 206.398.4457