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Synopsis: “The project is about homelessness and the housing problem. This story explores the struggles of two homeless individuals living on the streets of Washington D.C. One trying to get back on his feet and move into permanent housing while the other lost hope on housing as he is registered as a sex offender. “

Language

English

Run Time

8 minutes

Directed by

Venkat Sai Akash Pamarthy

Director's Statement

“I have spent my past eight years focused on photography and moving images. Tried all types of photography and discovered my love for documentary photography and visual journalism. The concepts of culture, poverty and pain always intrigued me and kept me occupied searching for answers to equality and humanity.

The hunt for answers led me thoughts that evoke a feeling of respect, dignity and recognition that I try to reflect in my body of work. These thoughts push me forward into the world to capture and tell stories through my visual medium to bring change in the society.

I am currently devoted to work on a social problem Homelessness. Inspired by recent powerful projects by artists, my work explores the struggles of homelessness and desired to share the stories of individuals experiencing homelessness. My moto behind the body of work is every story is different and every story needs to be heard.”

Director's Bio

“Venkat Sai Akash Pamarthy is a photographer and Videographer in Washington D.C. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India and now based in DC. His work focuses on social issues and concentrates on human life, his previous works include documentaries on Suicide prevention, Animal adoption and Bicycle safety. He is currently working on his thesis project which focuses on the homeless situation in Washington, D.C.

He attended Osmania University, India with a degree in Mass Communications and Journalism, specializing in Media communications, Psychology, and journalism. He also received a certificate course in film-making along with his Bachelor’s degree. Later he received Diploma in Cinematography from Dada Saheb Phalke School of Film Studies in Hyderabad, India. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree from George Washington University studying New Media Photojournalism. Pamarthy is available for journalistic approaches, documentary work, video and documentary film-making.”

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2020

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