Renowned filmmakers feature World Shelters in documentary

Two talented filmmakers are teaming up to make a documentary about shelters and – you’ve guessed it! They have selected World Shelters as one of their subjects. The SHELTER movie is being co-produced by Lee Schneider (of DocuCinema) and Richard Neill (of Adventure Pictures), extraordinary documentary filmmakers who have won numerous awards and whose work has been featured on National Geographic, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. The duo was in Ventura on Sept. 26, filming hundreds of volunteers assemble U-Domes for the United Way Day of Caring.

“Putting one of World Shelter’s U-Domes together looks complicated – it’s something like wrestling with really big origami – but it can be done by volunteers with little or no training,” Lee Schneider wrote. “It’s one way you can get a village standing in a day.”

Lee Schneider from DocuCinema films the SHELTER movie at the United Way 20th annual Day of Caring event assembling structures in Ventura’s River Haven community on Sept. 26, 2009.

Lee Schneider from DocuCinema films the SHELTER movie at the United Way 20th annual Day of Caring event assembling structures in Ventura’s River Haven community on Sept. 26, 2009.

Read the SHELTER movie blog for current production news – it will later feature videos, trailers, and notices about invitation-only screenings.

It also features a synopsis for the film:

“SHELTER follows strong characters through compelling story arcs as they seek to provide shelter for themselves and others. We’re going to examine shelter for the very rich and the very poor. Because we are focusing on pre-fab housing, we want to challenge the perception that pre-fab housing is “elitist” and that to be green you have to be rich. At the same time, we want to challenge the assumption that the rich should build houses that benefit themselves without considering the housing needs of others.”

We are excited to be featured in SHELTER. It was great to have them on site in Ventura and we look forward to having them follow our next shelter projects.

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