The Resource Surviving in the cracks : a true story about a play with a purpose, producer/director, Greg Masuda ; produced by Masuda Media Ltd, (videorecording)

Surviving in the cracks : a true story about a play with a purpose, producer/director, Greg Masuda ; produced by Masuda Media Ltd, (videorecording)

Label
Surviving in the cracks : a true story about a play with a purpose
Title
Surviving in the cracks
Title remainder
a true story about a play with a purpose
Statement of responsibility
producer/director, Greg Masuda ; produced by Masuda Media Ltd
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1994 the BC Provincial Government created the Underage Safe House program in Vancouver as part of a community action plan to help sexually-exploited kids ages 12-15. For ten years street-involved kids in Vancouver had a sanctuary where they could get out of survival mode; the safe houses provided nutritious food, a clean bed, medical care, good company and guidance to the kids to get them back on track with their lives. But in 2004, with only two weeks notice, the Government closed all of the safe houses. This forced the kids back into survival mode and some returned to the street. The safe houses and their allies mobilized and created the Vancouver Youth Visions Coalition (VYVC) and protested the closures. There were promising initial results from the City of Vancouver, but the Province of BC did not respond and the safe houses remained closed. In 2009, the VYVC, a handful of street-involved youth and a university research team, wrote and mounted a play about street life and the safe house closures. Surviving In The Cracks, the theatre production, was an eight month project that came to an end in June 2009. This documentary film follows the motley crew through the ups and downs of the last gasp effort to raise awareness of the safe houses
Cataloging source
DCK
Characteristic
videorecording
LC call number
HV1441.C32
LC item number
V378 2010
Runtime
48
Technique
live action
Label
Surviving in the cracks : a true story about a play with a purpose, producer/director, Greg Masuda ; produced by Masuda Media Ltd, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Act I, part 1. Advocacy -- Act I, part 2. Research -- Act II. "It's like in a horror movie" -- Act III. Stage fright
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (48 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn743100768
  • (OCoLC)743100768
System details
DVD ; widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch Borrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
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