180 Days: Hartsville


180 Days: Hartsville

@HOME journeys through the landscape of a forgotten America, introducing the invisible communities of people living without permanent housing. The one-hour documentary examines the crisis of homelessness through the lens of e-activist Mark Horvath, who harnesses social media's potential to democratize and empower the less fortunate. @HOME follows Horvath on a whirlwind road trip across the country, from Las Vegas to Arkansas to Pittsburgh, as he interviews newly and chronically homeless people in tent cities, under bridges and at by-the-week motels. These individuals challenge stereotypes by sharing their stories and revealing their simple but life-changing wishes for a place to live, a job and the ability to help others. The film also explores the toll homelessness took on Horvath, too, as he shares his fight to rebuild his life while devoting himself to helping others. Horvath experienced the highs and lows of the American dream; he went from a successful career in television to barely surviving, homeless and addicted, on Hollywood Boulevard. He found his voice again when he hit the streets, armed with a digital camera and a smartphone, to talk to homeless people about their experiences. Today, he brings their stories to millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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