Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Luc Côté
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-890-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-823-5
Citizenship and Civics
Awards and Festivals
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Rainmakers, Series 2 Series|
Tsuyoshi Inaba in Japan
Tokyo, Japan - The Homeless
Working to empower the homeless in Tokyo.
In Tokyo, Tsuyoshi Inaba works to empower the homeless who live around the busiest subway station in the world. In Japan, where there are no shelters for the homeless, Tsuyoshi's work becomes even more crucial in the cold, New Year's holiday season.
The other titles in the series are:
Jesus Tecu Osorio in Guatemala - The son of civil war victims leads a campaign for justice.
Tina Machida in Zimbabwe - A young woman fights for the rights of gays and lesbians against the odds.
Murrandoo Yanner in Australia - An aborigine leads the battle against multinationals for historic land rights and tradition.
Yildiz Temürtürkan in Turkey - A human rights activist risks everything to protest police repression.
Celso Magumbe in Mozambique - A deaf man fights for the rights of the hearing impaired.
Julie De Varennes in Canada - A former sufferer helps kids coping with cancer; giving them hope and inspiration.
"Dispels...stereotypes about homelessness by showing its underlying social conditions."
Teaching Sociology (Magazine)