Dir. Zack Russell
2022, Canada, 75 min
Someone Lives Here is a modern-day David and Goliath story, set against the backdrop of North America’s housing crisis. Carpenter Khaleel Seivwright builds small, life-saving shelters for unhoused people living outside in Toronto during the winter of the pandemic. His actions attract international attention, but also staunch opposition from city officials.
Please join us on September 22 for a post-screening discussion with Khaleel Seivwright. We will be accepting donations on behalf of Schweitzer Village. Schweitzer Village’s mandate is to provide housing for the trans, non-binary and two spirited homeless community, and to serve all residents with compassion and unconditional acceptance.
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“The film poignantly captures the City of Toronto’s costly $1.9 million clearance of Toronto’s park encampments, asking all the right questions: What makes Toronto unable and unwilling to address this humanitarian crisis? Why are people like Khaleel being prevented from trying to find solutions? Who do we prioritize in this city? A sobering and maddening watch.” – Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs