Nuri Bracey Capstone.


​My capstone is about epidemic of homelessness in Philadelphia. There were 12,053 homeless people in Philadelphia in 2013 alone, a statistic that was widely overlooked by the general public. I figured that one of the best gifts or memory I could leave behind was knowledge of someone else's life, so that's what I set out to inform people on. My filming partner Martez Card and I took to the streets of downtown Philadelphia to interview different homeless people about their daily experiences/routines. We turned these interviews into a short film that captures our experience. This capstone has broadened my perspective of "hard times". I no longer feel capable of being upset over little things after witnessing less fortunate people still possessing the ability to smile. 

Website link :


"Project HOME - Facts on Homelessness." Project HOME - Facts on Homelessness. Project HOME, n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2014. <>.

This site helped me by defining the idea of a homeless person. I for one didn’t know that someone living with family, and depend on them fully, can be considered homeless. I also weren’t away of some of the many causes of homelessness like lack of health care, drugs, etc. This site gives many statistics produced by the most recent U.S Census. The stats were enlightening and new to me, and I think will go great in my end of the year presentation.


"Homelessness." Directory of Aging Resources. Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. < Committee to End Homelessness (PCEH)>.

This site helped me by raising my awareness of the methods being currently used to counteract homelessness. The Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness, starting in 2005, has been working since to fight one of the worst problems in the city. This site also helped me by giving me the contact information for people who are experts in my capstone’s field. This gives me the opportunity to become more equipped in this particular field of expertise.


"Advanced Search." I Do Donation, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. <>.

This site is unlike the rest, but still gives very beneficial information. It’s unlike the rest because this site gives actual advice on what you can do to help out anyone who is considered homeless. It gives a list of 35 critical things that could be easily accessed and given to homeless people. Many people think that only money can be given to them, and though that is very important, there’s more that can be done. That’s why this site is so important.

4."Long Periods of Uncertainty." What Is It like to Be Homeless? Shelter, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

This site gives you a more broadened perspective of homelessness. INstead of the obvious lack of food, water, and money, it lists other detriments that come with it. Lack of education for homeless children, the fear of being robbed and harassed, and many other things. Many people think that “street people” have a narrow list of problems, which isn’t the case. Also, people think that homeless children aren’t common, when in fact they are a large percentage of the population.


Zavaros, Matthew D. "Feelings Homeless People Go Through." WebAddict Designs Blog. WebAddict, 16 July 2011. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. <>.

This site is beneficial because it gives a personal point of view from someone who was in a rough homeless position. The other sites display statistics and biased materials when giving perspective of the situation. The writer of the article is someone who spent most of his young adult life on the streets. He talks about his adventures, which gives the reader better insight. This source can prove reliable when we run our experiment.


Prois, Jessica. "Philadelphia Homeless Feeding Ban Officially Blocked By Judge." . N.p., 14 Aug 2012. Web. 30 Jan 2014.

This source speaks on the ban that the city of Philadelphia tried to have emplaced. The judge blocked this ban even though the Mayor had some reasons that could possibly make a good case for this to have happened. The mayor talks about how the homeless need other things than just food and this is why he tried to put the food ban into action.


"Project HOME - Ending Homelessness in Philadelphia." Project HOME - Ending Homelessness in Philadelphia. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

This source gives you an overall view of the project home and the different things that it helps the homeless with. It shows you the way that they help the homeless children get their education it shows the time of job opportunities that they offer to people to help out the homeless and it also shows the different kinds of housing and medical care.


"The State of Homelessness in America 2013." National Alliance to End Homelessness:. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.

This source talks about the economic issues that are found with homelessness and also the change in the amount of homeless people who are out here on the streets due to something happening in their life. It shows the change from 2011-2012 and begins to talk about 2013. It also says that homelessness is caused due to the fact in which people have the inability to pay for housing due to the income made by everyone in the house. The income made per household is also dropping.  


"Watch Full-Length Documentaries Online for Free. Updated Daily." DocumentaryTubecom Watch Documentaries Online for Free RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

This source gives tips on things that you should do to create a good documentary and things you can do to catch and keep peoples attention. This gives tips on how to make a documentary as if you are a professional filmmaker and with these tips it will be easy to make a very good documentary that everyone will love to see.  


"5 Simple Mistakes Documentary Filmmakers Make." Raindance Film Festival. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.

This source talks about the things that people do when making/filming a documentary. This will help me as I go along with the recording process and when I am in the editing stage to make sure to avoid doing these 5 things that tend to make documentaries bad.