Forget everything you thought you knew about Lakewood's Tent City and the ongoing Ocean County court battle. This inspiring story brings out the truth about the Tent City homeless as they set out to create their own homeless shelter in a town that has filed a lawsuit to have them evicted. The controversial homeless camp has been covered by local, national and world news for years. This film was recently subpoenaed by the Ocean County Prosecutors Office as evidence in a case against the homeless camp founder Minister Steven Brigham. This fascinating documentary brings out the facts, you make your own decision.
FILM SYNOPSIS - A homeless minister stands up to a New Jersey town that is evicting him, along with 80 other people living in the woods. When police raid the wooded area and take the minister out in handcuffs, his arrest sets off charges that the town is harassing the same homeless people that they are battling in a heated court case. Tensions flare when local residents put pressure on officials to close the controversial camp known as Tent City. With the town closing in and eviction on their doorstep, the homeless set out to create a self-sustained shelter called Destiny's Bridge, that provides community, ownership and rehabilitation.
This event is a fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the Destiny's Bridge Homeless Shelter Foundation, Tent City and the Outreach Program that was set up to bring the film to a national audience.
MOVIE WEBSITE: www.DestinysBridge.com
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AMC Loews Seacourt 10 (View)
635 Bay Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753