Couper was Here

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Shorts 3: We Have This in Common
Roxie Theatre Sat, Jun 8 12:16 PM
Some communities we choose, like LARPing, Buddhist retreats, zines, or bikes; and some choose us, like a loneliness epidemic or a street encampment
Shorts 3: We Have This in Common
Roxie Theatre Tue, Jun 11 7:01 PM
Some communities we choose, like LARPing, Buddhist retreats, zines, or bikes; and some choose us, like a loneliness epidemic or a street encampment
Film Info
Director:Nicole Foley
Film Category:Local Filmmaker
Running Time:23 min
Country:USA

Description

Couper Was Here" is about a homeless woman in San Francisco, Couper, age 45. She is a former firefighter who got injured on the job and lives on a small monthly disability stipend. After her injury and a divorce, she could not afford an apartment in the Bay Area, and subsequently found herself living in a tent.

On the street, she has developed a lifestyle in the encampments with a unique spirit. She employs her paramedic skills for fellow encampment residents who do not seek medical help from hospitals for a variety of reasons, such as feeling shamed by hospital staff for being homeless or on drugs. She regularly administers Narcan to people to stop overdoses and sews up wounds. “I feel I have a purpose on the street. I’ve saved lives out here.” This film follows Couper in her caring for fellow tent-dwellers, and in her quest to find permanent housing in San Francisco.