Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
A Safe Haven MUSIC REVOLUTION TO END HOMELESSNESS Featured
May 3, 2014, Chicago, IL – Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest 6) will feature two short films, entitled ‘Raggedy Man’, a light hearted documentary on homelessness & ‘DREAM’ 2013 Music Revolution to End Homelessness, featuring A Safe Haven Foundation, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m, at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in Bucktown. Immediately following the films will be a multi-media panel discussion featuring Neli Vazquez Rowland, film producers, artists and moderated by Music Revolution to End Homelessness, co-producer and founder of Music4Good Productions, Lynn Orman Weiss. A Safe Haven short film featuring A Safe Haven’s Annual 5k RUN! To End Homelessness includes a testimonial based on a personal, powerful and transformative story of homelessness, family reunification, forgiveness, second chances and love.
“How does music affect the human spirit? What does music have to do with Social Change?” asked, Neli Vazquez Rowland, co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation, “The producers in this film have done a wonderful job in highlighting the stigma associated with homelessness and the cause of homelessness in a fun light hearted, yet thought provoking way. They are appealing to us to think differently and how by doing so, it can enrich all of our lives. I loved it and I encourage everyone to see it!” said Vazquez-Rowland.
Raggedy Man co-authored by Sharon Kimbrough and Brenda Blonski, with music by Butch Stewart & DREAM by Rhymefest & T.L. Williams with residents of A Safe Haven and Gus Redmond, Vice-President of Music Quest Entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.asafehaven.org/th_event/cimm-fest.