New Documentary Spotlights Nashville's Homeless Community

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:38:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On busy street corners and in tents along the river, Nashville's booming population isn't just booming downtown.

Jeremy Miller and Edward Crowe are not homeless, but they've spent the last seven days living as if they were.

"We’re trying to capture the essence of each individual," Crowe said.

Nashville is growing in more ways than one. Estimates are some 4,000 homeless people call the streets and the tent cities home.

Camera in hand, these two went to parts of the city most people couldn't care less about -- talking to people who are often ignored.

Through their eyes and through their perspective, Crowe and Miller hope to convey what it's like to be homeless in Nashville through a documentary.

“We're growing but people are coming in from other cities and they say, ‘I've never seen this many homeless people before but your city is nice,’” said Miller said.

They saw conditions comparable to the third world, all within a block of Broadway.

“I’m just trying to make people aware that every homeless person you see out there isn't just lazy or good for nothing and don't want to progress,” Miller added. “There are ones that want to change they just don't have the opportunity.”

Their hope is the yet to be name documentary will show people what it's really like to live on the streets of Music, and show people the city is unfortunately growing, in more ways than one.

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