We're now just days away from the biggest football game of the year. As thousands of wealthy tourists enjoy the splendors of Super Bowl City — and as San Francisco's tent cities try to stand their ground — Truly CA presents a portrait on Bay Area homelessness with Roz and Joshua.
This short documentary by Charlene Music profiles Roz, a woman living out of her truck in the South Bay. As she dreams of regaining custody of her 12-year-old son, Joshua, Roz works for the Downtown Streets Team. The non-profit connects homeless or near-homeless volunteers with beautification projects in Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale and San Rafael, and will continue its work long after Coldplay and Beyonce pack their bags.
Funding for KQED Arts is provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Support is also provided by Yogen and Peggy Dalal, Diane B. Wilsey, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, the William and Gretchen Kimball Fund, and the members of KQED