HEARD captures the inspiring stories of five people who grew up in “the projects,” surviving and thriving in spite of, and often because of, the challenges they’ve had to overcome. Now they’re giving back to their home communities, trying to make a better life for those who come behind.
News reports of America’s urban housing projects focus on violence, gangs and drugs. To most Americans, public housing and urban poverty are “issues” that remain out of sight and out of mind. In this film, the issues take on human faces. We get to know people who live in public housing communities, and hear them tell their own stories of surviving and thriving.