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Moses & Stories Behind the Fog

Fran Guijarro
Fran Guijarro, Juli López, Diya Guha, Martín Rosete & Elán Santiago

A student film launches a homeless man on a ten-year journey to reclaim his life, his family and his past as a gifted musician.

Homeless for twenty years in San Francisco, a charismatic panhandler named Moses meets Fran, a Spanish film student, who casts him as the central character in his short narrative film. For the next decade, their lives remain intertwined in a turbulent story that unfolds across San Francisco, Chicago, Nashville and Spain. The resulting genre-twisting narrative unveils the brightest and darkest regions of Moses' soul, including a promising music career as a guitarist abruptly cut short in the late 70’s.

Filmed over eight years on Mini DV, 35mm, Super 8mm, 4K and HD video, the project is now in post-production and is expected to be finished in July of 2017.

‘Moses’ inspired 'Stories Behind The Fog', a digital platform that challenges a single-minded view of homelessness, one story at a time. The site displays stories of people affected by homelessness, and encourage storytellers to take them further, through any form of art.

This multimedia project aims for compelling storytelling to contribute to the dialogue on homelessness held by policymakers, advocates, educators and media.

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