The Dream Dealer

Good Friday or Christmas Day, this message rings in the season.  In this clip, the film producers spent the day talking with people who were going to spend their Christmas on the streets.  You can find more on The Dream Dealer here.


  1. Achingly beautiful and heartbreaking.


  2. In the UK there’s a huge problem with homelessness, related to the closing down of the large psychiatric hospitals and the failure to provide a viable alternative in the community. Also, there are more men living on the streets than women, as they can’t get pregnant and make themselves eligible for council housing. Of course, this is a generalisation. Other issues leading to homelessness are drug and alcohol related, but also unemployment leading to repossession of homes or an inability to pay regular rent anymore has had quite an impact.


  3. touching and such a beautiful reminder that it could be as simple as a smile sometimes…


  4. The forgotten and invisible. Thought provoking, particularly after the The Meaning Of Life video.


  5. we are all people sharing this earth.


  6. “Keep an open mind and understand that we are all just one.” – Yes.


    • Despite the hardship, I found it interesting how gentle and thoughtful the interviewees were in this clip Carol. Yes, to this passage.


      • Sometimes I think you need to take a lot away…all the “stuff” that clouds what is really important in life…before people really get it. Some of the best people I have ever known are people who have suffered hardship.


        • Yes…

          Go without a coat; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it’s all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of hardship, you find out what you’re made of and what you’re capable of. If you’re never tested, you’ll never define your character.

          ~ Henry Rollins


  7. Certainly rings in the season, any season, any time.


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