What a privilege and a pleasure to have been able to watch and listen to your documentary. As we watched, our hearts were filled with emotion and our eyes with tears. Thank you for being so close to others and, eventually, so close to you, in that display of compassion, humanity and humility. I have asked my team to 'dive deeply' into your documentary."
-The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canadian Minister of Health
US &THEM puts a human face on homelessness moving it from the political and economic realms into the human realm.
This is done in a direct and personal way that the viewer can identify with.
-Dr. Gabor Maté, Author & Addiction Expert
By putting real human faces to these issues this film provides an invaluable service, bringing a level of acceptance and understanding to a subject that has been hidden in silence and wrapped in stigma for too long.
-Lisa Helps, Mayor, Victoria, BC
US &THEM is an intensely personal look at homelessness that will leave you forever changed with how you think about this issue. It will make you stop to consider, deeply, what role you can play to change its trajectory for the too many people’s lives it impacts. Thank you Krista for making this important film!
-Kyleen K Myrah, Former Co-Chair, Journey Home Task Force
Krista Loughton is a wholehearted documentary filmmaker whose powerful work is a catalyst for change. Across Canada Us and Them viewings set the stage for engaging key stakeholders in the creation of impactful community conversations and actions. The film shines a light and shares a lens to see more clearly what often is looked away from.
-Kim Lockhart, National Director, Community Impact and Partnerships, United Way Centraide Canada
Something special about screening US & THEM across GTA in 2019, of bringingpeople together to see and hear and feel the real lives behind the word ‘homeless’. Maybe a testament to the power of stories. Maybe a testament to the power of this film and the panel discussions after it ended and the lights came on. Regardless, we always emerged from US & THEM just 'us', committed to keep trying to help and support and solve and love – in a united way.
-Daniele Zanotti, President & CEO, United Way Greater Toronto