The New Evangelization Television’s (NET TV) original documentary Shelter in the City has been accepted at the 13th Annual Vail Film Festival to take place from April 7th through the 10th in Vail, Colorado. The entry marks the first time a NET TV production will be featured in a major film festival.
Shelter in the City is a 90-minute eye-opening documentary on homelessness in New York City, which in recent years has reached an all time high in the metropolitan area. According to the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, as of January 2016 there were 60,296 homeless people in the city, the highest level ever recorded since the Great Depression.
“The heart of Shelter in the City involves a father trying to save his mentally ill son who has been living on the streets for more than a year,” said Terence Donnellan, the documentary’s director and producer. “Although their lives were full of heartbreak and desperation, they wanted to share their experience so that others might not have to live through the same despair. It is my privilege to tell the story of Ken Murray Sr. and Ken Murray Jr. in the hope that we may find a way to end this horrible affliction”.
The documentary will be screen at the Vail Film Festival on Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. MT (8:30 p.m. EST) and on Sunday, April 10th at 12 p.m. MT (2:00 p.m. EST). NET TV will air Shelter in the City simultaneously both days.
The Vail Film Festival, co-founded by Scott Cross and Sean Cross, is celebrated each year at Vail Ski Resort, Colorado. It is produced by the Colorado Film Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema.
Shelter in the City is produced by NET TV, a cable network featuring news and information with a Catholic point of view, which is available in the New York area on Time Warner Cable, channel 97; Cablevision, channel 30; Verizon FiOS, channel 48; and nationally on Verizon FiOS on Demand. Viewers can also watch the programming live on NET TV’s website at www.netny.tv/watchnow.
Click here to watch the Shelter in the City trailer.