The documentary "Surviving In The Cracks" created by Greg Masuda looks at the following:
"What happens when the government pulls funding for youth safe houses and vulnerable kids end up on the street?
They mobilize, organize, march, and mount a theatre production based on their lives to demand that funding be reinstated. With remarkable intimacy, we see the cast open up in front of the camera and rise above their troubled pasts for the cause. But when the challenges of their lives begin to affect the project, the shadow of contagious scepticism spreads among the group. Will their efforts be in vain? Will it be an embarrassment? Will there even be a performance?
Follow the emotional journey of a resilient bunch kids and their allies as they struggle to chronicle their efforts to survive on the street, and ultimately expose the cracks in a system that has failed to address persistent youth homelessness in Vancouver." (excerpt taken from http://ca.brownpapertickets.com )
This looks like it will be a great film and I would encourage you to check it out. The film maker and actors from the orginal play will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
Date: November 9, 2010 at 8:00pm
Where: Pacific Cinematheque
Info line: 604-688-8202