Homelessness is a problem none of us want to think about, but it's ever-present and growing, thanks to inaction by government at every level. But it's still something we don't want to look at and hope we never experience.
Los Angeles County has one of the nation's highest populations of homeless people, with nearly 70,000 living on the streets, exacerbated by the pandemic. The new Netflix documentary short Lead Me Home takes a look at the crisis, interviewing the people devastated by a lack of housing, the extreme police response and the NIMBY homeowners who don't want to give their fellow humans a place to live (or at least not one near them).
The film seems like a lock for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject, or at least a nominee.
Lead Me Home premieres exclusively on Netflix on Tuesday, November 30.