June 7, 2005


While downtown tonight, Dan and I came up with an idea for a documentary. Roam the streets of Chicago taking a picture documentary of the homeless/beggars. I've always been intrigued by the homeless. They always have an interesting story to tell and most of them are friendly and don't mind chatting. I was thinking a picture, a name and maybe a quote from each person that agrees to a short interview would give an interesting look into the lives of the homeless. If they happen to be panhandling, a donation would be in order (maybe a quarter?). A tape recorder could be used to record all contact and that way if the person wanted to chat a little, everything would be captured, in audio and picture. I've always been curious as to how the homeless view the rest of society; i think this would be a great way to find out.

Posted by mrpibb at June 7, 2005 12:47 AM | TrackBack

thats a kick ass idea. and an easily accomplished one too. go for it

Posted by: holler at June 7, 2005 11:52 AM

A girl in my reporting class this semester did her beat on the homeless in Champaign. She didn't have too hard a time getting some of them to talk I don't think.

Posted by: Dan at June 7, 2005 2:10 PM
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