Watch Skid Row
- 1 hr 34 min
Skid Row is a 2007 documentary that gives viewers a glimpse about the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles. Pras Micheal, member of the music group, the Fugees, puts his wealth away and spends nine days as a homeless man on skid row. Pras does everything that a homeless person has to do to survive. He visits a homeless shelter, sets up a tent that he will call home and panhandles to make a few dollars to eat for the day. In the documentary, while sleeping in his tent one night, Pras experiences how it feels to see rats roaming close to himself and the other homeless people. It is explained to him later that the rats come out on rainy nights because all of the water goes down into the sewers where they live. As Pras gets to know the people on skid row, viewers better understand how these people are real human beings who had unfortunate circumstances lead them to this life. Viewers will better understand that for most it is not a choice to be there. Statistics are shared during the film, including the fact that Los Angeles has the highest population of homeless people in the country.