Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Project Turtle
(Project Turtle)

Year: 2021
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 23 minutes

Project Turtle

A student documentary about homelessness by 17-year-old Jaren Leiken (a high school senior in Cleveland, Ohio) that asks three questions: what is homelessness; what are people and organizations doing to prevent and cure homelessness; and how can young people help? With insight provided by thinkers, innovators, and a United States Senator, Project Turtle shines a spotlight on one of the worst humanitarian crises of our times, while arguing that all of us—including young people—can bring an end to homelessness in America if we work together.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 9:50 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Shorts Programs
Local Heroes Shorts 2
FilmSlam - Cultural Cinema

Director

Director
Jaren Leiken

Producer
Jaren Leiken

Screenwriting
Jaren Leiken

Cinematography
Jaren Leiken

Editing
Jaren Leiken

Principal Cast
Jaren Leiken, Professor Thomas Byrne - Boston University School of Social Work, John Habat (President/CEO) and Bob Whitney (Neighborhood Planning Manager) - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cleveland, Marsha Krost (Case Worker) - Laura's Home The City Mission of Cleveland Ohio, Colleen Cotter (Executive Director) Hazel Remesch (Supervising Attorney) and Abigail Staudt (Managing Attorney) - Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Bob Wells - American Nomad, United States Senator Sherrod Brown, Cutie the Turtle

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