Monday, February 15, 2010

“Sally” Hits the Road

“How Sally Changed My Life,” a short documentary film created by three men living at the Center of Hope, has become a sought-after program for faith organizations and students.

The filmmakers, John Ross, Jerry Coleman and Scott Green are in the Project Able transitional living program at The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter on 102 N. Denver.   The 17-minute film premiered at the Circle Cinema Oct. 25 to a standing-room-only crowd. Since then it has been shown at faith communities including All Souls Unitarian Church and Boston Avenue Methodist Church.

 After the film is shown, the men hold a Q&A session which has become very popular. At a presentation at Holland Hall, students grouped around the men for 40 minutes, asking about how the men became homeless and about their dreams for the future. The men also recently presented the film to 300 nursing students at OU Tulsa. “How Sally Changed My Life” features interviews with seven people staying at the Center of Hope. For more information,  contact Sallie Godwin at 587-7801. Photograph: from left are John Ross, director/editor; John Oak, (in the film); Sallie Godwin, Salvation Army PR Director; Jennifer Cupit,(in the film); and Jerry Coleman, videographer. Film will be posted on Youtube soon, stay tuned!

-Sallie

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