No Place Called Home

No Place Called Home

                                No Place Called Home
| 57 min

This cinéma vérité documentary is an intimate look inside one family’s struggle with poverty. Kay Rice, her partner Karl and 6 children move from town to town in search of affordable housing. Unable to find steady work, the Rices rely on food banks and charity to make ends meet. "I know we're poor, but it's what we are, not who we are," says Kay, as she embarks on a fresh start by fixing up a rundown rental home. When things turn sour with the landlord, Kay fears his veiled threats may mean losing her children and decides to take him to court. In capturing the stark realism of a life with few options, No Place Called Home puts a face on what it means to be poor in Canada.

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  • director
    Craig Chivers
  • producer
    Peter Starr
  • script writer
    Craig Chivers
  • editor
    Greg West
  • director of photography
    Craig Chivers
  • supervising sound editor
    Steve Munro
  • sound recordist
    Steve McNamee
  • researcher
    Craig Chivers
  • narrator
    Craig Chivers
  • original music
    Kurt Swinghammer
  • re-recording mixer
    Steve Munro
    Timothy Mehlenbacher
  • executive producer
    Sylvia Sweeney
    Silva Basmajian