Up to a million people in Germany experience homelessness, a crisis that’s been compounded by overburdened aid and support systems, a lack of coordination, a tight housing market, and real estate speculation. It’s a problem that’s gotten worse over the years, with estimates showing a steady rise in the numbers since 2008. But despite the gravity of the situation and its impact on society, politicians have long neglected the issue – until now, in 2022, when the German government is finally set to collect nationwide data to create official statistics.
Through a reporter’s lens, the new documentary sheds light on the worsening homelessness crisis in Germany, becoming a voice for those who are often out of sight and mind. The film brings into sharp focus the plight of the marginalized and the unseen, as they navigate the politics, the aid and support systems, and the lack of long-term strategy that keep them trapped in a vicious cycle. It’s an urgent call to action that presents a moving narrative of individuals who are barely surviving, and the efforts of the few who work tirelessly to help them.