Netflix plans to explore the housing crisis in American society with its latest documentary short, Lead Me Home. Led by directors Jon Shenk and Pedro Kos, the film takes a look at homelessness from the intersections of economics, sexuality, race, religion, gender and class. By using this approach, Shenk and Kos personalize the crisis in a way that few documentaries on the streaming platform have done.
“500,000 Americans experience homelessness every night. Lead Me Home is a documentary short by Jon Shenk and Pedro Kos that captures the experience from multiple perspectives. This immersive, cinematic film personalizes the overwhelming issue by telling the real-life stories of those going through it as a first step toward challenging uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies and gives the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of unsheltered America today,” the description reads.
Check out the Lead Me Home trailer below.