By Jackson Dodd
Four-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Jewel and ReThink: Why Housing Matters initiative announced today that they are unveiling a new documentary to help educate on the real stories of people living in public housing.
The doc, Our Journey Home, follows three families and takes a look at how their situation has shaped them as they support their families and strive to succeed in their education and careers.
“The inspiring families and individuals chronicled in this documentary speak to the feelings of hope and the dreams that a home can help enable,” Jewel says in a release. “I hope this film causes people to stop and rethink the positive impact that public housing can have in helping families across the country.”
Executive Producer Patrick Moreau says of the project, “In watching Our Journey Home, the audience is transported inside the walls of public housing so you feel those that live in public housing and how it affects their lives. Through these stories we hope to bring to light the misperceptions many of us carry about public housing.”
The documentary premiers today in New York City and will tour across the country.