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HomeAid Partners With Mighty Ground Documentary On National Film and Music Tour


Mighty Ground is a new documentary that follows the journey of a gifted singer-songwriter Ronald Troy Collins, a homeless man living on the streets of Skid Row in LA, and the impact he makes on those who come to love him.  It provides a living example of redemption and what it means to transform oneself from rock bottom.

 
The producer of the film is Intrinsic Value Films, led by Aimee Schoof who has produced over 30 feature films (Experimenter, Blue Caprice) and director Delila Vallot (Can You Dig This). The film puts an honest and very human face on homelessness in this country.  So it is a natural fit for HomeAid to partner with them as the film is debuted in markets around the country over the next few months.
 
HomeAid will hold chapter events to feature the film accompanied by performances by Ronald Troy Collins and his band at several locations around the country.  At press time, the chapter locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern California (Bay Area), Southern Nevada (Las Vegas), Colorado (Denver), Atlanta and Northern Virginia.
 
In Mighty Ground, Ronald Troy Collins gets through his days living on the streets of downtown LA’s Skid Row by singing to people.  Feeling apathy or disdain, most people pass him by. But those who stop to listen, find themselves captivated by the depth of his prophetic voice, and by the mystical song he composes on the spot and directs at the listener's soul. Some find themselves in tears, feeling an unnamable connection with Ronald that crosses racial and economic lines, and recognizing that they needed to hear his song as much as he needed to sing it to them.   It is a truly amazing portrayal of everyday life in Skid Row through the eyes of an extraordinary person.  For more information and to view the trailer and more info about the film visit www.mightyground.com.
 
The HomeAid Tour of the film will begin in Los Angeles on October 12th with a showing of the trailer at a major HomeAid LA event, followed by a discussion with the Producer of the film—Aimee Schoof—and a performance by Ronald Troy Collins and his band.  A showing of the entire film with another musical performance will be held in Playa Vista on November 3nd.   For tickets to both events, contact Mike Foley at HomeAid LA (mfoley@homeaid.org). 

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