Directus Cortos | Corto A1 | Camino A Caracas

¿Cuanto tiempo te toma llegar al trabajo o escuela? Este corto captura partes del recorrido usual para habitantes de asentamientos informales en las afueras de Caracas. Su viaje hacia la ciudad suele durar más de 2 horas e incluye más de 4 diferentes medios de transporte, sólo para iniciar su día de trabajo o escuela. … Continue reading Directus Cortos | Corto A1 | Camino A Caracas

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Veteran Homelessness – NYT Editorial

Yesterday, the International New York Times published an editorial titled “Broken Promises to Homeless Vets” where the Board called President Obama’s recent statement of having reduced the number of homeless veterans by 47 percent, an “upbeat statistic [that] actually reflects shrunken ambition and mission failure” Last year we released the second chapter of our video … Continue reading Veteran Homelessness – NYT Editorial

Venezuela: A Week In The Lines

San Cristóbal, Venezuela. How long does it take you to buy groceries? For Venezuelans, this has become a rather difficult question to answer. Nowadays, many medium and low-income citizens find themselves waiting for hours in order to buy rice, toilet paper and many other essential goods. And it does not stop with groceries; medicines, car … Continue reading Venezuela: A Week In The Lines

Unwelcome. Chapter 4: Neglected Groups

Through our documentary series “Unwelcome” we have discussed some of the aspects of the systemic injustices committed against individuals experiencing homelessness in the state of Arizona. Whether it is the false claims of eradication of veteran chronic homelessness or the discrimination against prospective employees based solely on their homelessness state, we have taken a profound … Continue reading Unwelcome. Chapter 4: Neglected Groups

Unwelcome. Chapter 3: “Getting Back On Your Feet”

“Getting back on your feet” is a phrase often heard by individuals experiencing homelessness whether it is from agencies, as the intended goal behind recovery and housing stability services, or from society, as its denounce on their apparent lack of self-reliance and “opportunism”. On Chapter 3, our participants discuss the experience of navigating supportive services and … Continue reading Unwelcome. Chapter 3: “Getting Back On Your Feet”

Unwelcome. Chapter 2: Housing First Release

Dear readers, Today we are launching the second chapter of our documentary series on homelessness in Arizona "Unwelcome", titled "Chapter 2: Housing First". In this chapter direct service providers and activists discuss government claims of eradication of veteran homelessness in Arizona through the Housing First strategy which, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, … Continue reading Unwelcome. Chapter 2: Housing First Release

Campaign for Production of Short Docu Series [CLOSED]

We are very excited to announce that we are launching a crowdsourcing campaign (Unwelcome Across the US - Crowdfunding Campaign) for the production of a short documentary series on homelessness across the United States! With this campaign we want to partner up with individuals and organizations around the world to bring to light stories of … Continue reading Campaign for Production of Short Docu Series [CLOSED]

Welcome to Directus International!

Directus International is a human rights organization directed at creating original content, via documentary film, photography and written analysis about issues of human rights abuses around the world. Our first project is the Unwelcome, A Documentary Series on Homelessness in Arizona which focuses on the social injustices that individuals experiencing homelessness face in Phoenix, Arizona. For our … Continue reading Welcome to Directus International!