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Four Men Produce Film About Homeless Living In Tulsa

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"What we're trying to show is that we're not too far from the rest of the population of Tulsa. We are part of the City of Tulsa," said Jerry Coleman. "What we're trying to show is that we're not too far from the rest of the population of Tulsa. We are part of the City of Tulsa," said Jerry Coleman.
The film debuted on two screens at Circle Cinema. Coleman says he's trying to find more places to screen his 17-minute documentary. The film debuted on two screens at Circle Cinema. Coleman says he's trying to find more places to screen his 17-minute documentary.
After two years in a Salvation Army program, Scott Green is living on his own again. After two years in a Salvation Army program, Scott Green is living on his own again.
By Jeffrey Smith, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A documentary film produced by four homeless Tulsa men has made its way from the streets to the cinema. The film takes a hard look at the lives of homeless men and women.

The producer says in these economic times, homelessness can happen to anyone.

"What we're trying to show is that we're not too far from the rest of the population of Tulsa. We are part of the City of Tulsa," said Jerry Coleman, a homeless man who made the documentary called, "How Sally Changed My Life." Sally is a nickname for The Salvation Army.

Coleman worked for eight years as an airplane parts manufacturer, but he was a victim of the recession, and has lived at the Salvation Army for almost a year.

"Myself, I lost my job only because I was laid off. It was the economics that got to me and that can happen to anybody who is working paycheck to paycheck in Tulsa," said Jerry Coleman.

Scott Green lived paycheck to paycheck as a construction worker and when his car broke down, his life unraveled. But after two years in a Salvation Army program, he's living on his own again.

"It allows you stay there for next to nothing, eat three meals a day, to better yourself, pay off the debts that you owe and get out of trouble," said Scott Green.

Coleman wants to remind others that every homeless face has a story.

"The biggest thing is that we all have something in common," said Jerry Coleman.

The film debuted on two screens at Circle Cinema. Coleman says he's trying to find more places to screen his 17-minute documentary.

For now, Coleman is holding onto it and considering releasing it on the Internet.

 

 

 

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