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Season 2 premieres August 17th

The Way Home is a short-form documentary series from KTF Films and Bread and Butter Films that focuses on the current homelessness epidemic in California - the state with the largest population of homeless people in the USA.

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For a glimpse of our episodes, click the play buttons below. The full episodes for Season 1 are available on
Amazon, Apple. Google, and other streaming platforms. 

The full episodes for Season 2 will be coming soon.

For a glimpse of our episodes, click the play buttons below. The full episodes for Season 1 are available on
Amazon, Apple. Google, and other streaming platforms. 

The full episodes for Season 2 will be coming soon.

Season 2: Official Trailer

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S2 - Episode 1:

A Sense of Urgency

A Sense of Urgency begins at the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many experts were predicting homeless communities around California and the world would be the hardest hit. In this episode, we meet some of the frontline workers who are grappling with this possibility and doing everything they can to help those in harm’s way.

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Food, Water, Care

Food, Water, Care follows a committed team of doctors and nurses from Oakland, CA, as they head into homeless camps to provide urgent care to homeless individuals. Now, in addition to the usual health conditions they encounter, they’re also faced with COVID-19. While their primary function is providing health care, they’re also able to offer something they’ve never been able to before – housing.

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Repercussions of Racism

Repercussions of Racism documents LA Family Housing’s unprecedented efforts to get an entire encampment of homeless individuals off the streets and into a Project Roomkey hotel. Most of the people living in this camp are Black, and several of them grew up in this region of the San Fernando Valley because, for decades, it was one of the only places where Black Americans were allowed to buy homes.

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A Challenge. An Opportunity

A Challenge. An Opportunity focuses on the temporary housing initiatives enacted during the emergency phase of the pandemic when our state and local leaders found a way to swiftly move people from the street to hotels, trailers, and other unique housing solutions. What can we learn from this rapid response, and how can we make the temporary – permanent?

These films were made possible with support from Kaiser Permanente. Since 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

stills from the documentary series - season 2

stills from the documentary series - season 2

S1 - Episode 1:

How Did We Get Here?

In the first episode of The Way Home, we examine the origins of the homelessness crisis in the United States and how it has become an epidemic in California.

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The Most Vulnerable

More than half of homeless people in California are seniors. One pilot program in Northern California is focused on getting them off the street.

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The Invisible

In one California community volunteers, non-profit organizations, and the local government are working together to find creative ways to get people into sustainable housing … and it’s working.

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The California Dream

California is in the midst of a housing crisis, and the lack of affordable housing is why so many become homeless.

These films were made possible with support from Kaiser Permanente. Since 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

stills from the documentary series

stills from the documentary series

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connect with the organizations from the series

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from the series

Contact

Email:  TWHinfo@ktffilms.com

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