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Life Under the Bridge

Ron 'Pepper' Brown is a homeless artist living with HIV under the famous 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles.

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While Pepper is aware of the camera and often focuses his words directly at the intended audience, he himself moves where he likes and the documentary is intended to be a blend of both direct cinema and cinema vérité techniques, with no questions posed or narration of any kind.

The goal of the documentary is not just to help the audience identify with a homeless man, or a victim of disease… but to bring a true sense of identity to the homeless in general.




Copyright © 2013 Andrew M. McGivern

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