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  • Darrin Dressler, Director/Producer

A homeless woman wearing a RIP 6ixx shirt stands next to an encampment

About the Project

Camp 6ixx is an hour-long documentary, filmed over the course of two years, showing the growing tide of homelessness in America, and the obstacles faced by cities trying to solve it. When a homeless man, Scott “6ixx” Eicke died of hypothermia in Kansas City on January 1, 2021, an issue that is often ignored, was thrust directly to the forefront of the public's consciousness. This film will follow the homeless as they come out of the shadows to raise their voices to be heard and demand action from the city’s elected leaders to find solutions. From the opening of the Bartle Hall community warming center, the establishment of the Homeless Union’s public camps in protest, the city led 90-day hotel initiative to house the homeless, the reestablishment of public camps and following removals by the city, efforts to create an Extreme Weather Plan for winter, and finally, the creation of Kansas City’s comprehensive Zero KC plan to address the root causes of homelessness.

Their search for dignity and humanity continues. The legacy of Camp 6ixx is still being written.