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Tears in the Bayou - The Streets of Houston (2017)

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Tears in the Bayou is a documentary that takes you through the madness in the inner city of Houston, Texas.

A tale on how a world class city with the 2nd most fortune 500 companies is also one of the notorious cities spiking up the US murder rate. Hear real life stories of individuals who have survived attempts on their life and left with life long health problems and scars. Hear the stories from parents of some of the 4194 people who have been murdered in Houston, TX in the last 15 years. Their day-to-day life and how much their lives have changed after losing a child to gun violence. Shooting after shooting non-stop since the 1980s, Is there hope for Houston? Or will all the broken families’ tears continue to be just other drops in the bayou.

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Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.

 

Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

During this time we've been able to reach tens of millions of people - not by owning a TV network or spending truckloads of cash on advertising, but because millions of awesome people keep sharing 'films for action' with their friends on social media - in particular, our 850,000 supporters on Facebook and 70,000 site members. 

One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations, while 99% of our library is free to access and always will be. The pay-per-view films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patrons, we partner with filmmakers and distributors to provide free access to a growing number of films that are normally pay-per-view. With just 20 highly curated films at the moment, it's basically a very, very tiny Netflix for world changers, but its main function is to support the library as a whole.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker looking to collaborate, feel free to get in touch!

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