HOMES WITHIN, COMMUNITIES WITHOUT: CARA – When Community Begins at Home

Last week, I shared with you the first half of my two-part short film: Homes Within, Communities Without, sponsored by PlatteForum and Lighthouse Writers Workshop. If you haven’t seen part one, I hope you’ll give it a look, because I believe that somewhere between these two digital stories a third, unspoken story lies. In Audrey Haynes’ story, she shared how living on the streets has changed her ideas about community. For Audrey, community goes wherever she goes. For me, community begins at home. But it wasn’t always that way, and my story doesn’t end there.

You’ll find my video below. After you watch, I hope you’ll share your thoughts. What is the connection between home and community? What separates us all, and what connects us? What is community to you?

Homes Within, Communities Without: Cara from Cara Lopez Lee on Vimeo.

4 thoughts on “HOMES WITHIN, COMMUNITIES WITHOUT: CARA – When Community Begins at Home

  1. Zee

    Another great video Cara, it was really interesting seeing your hometown and the freeway it has now become. You live in an awesome place. The people are so friendly! I really enjoyed watching it. Have you ever thought about going into film-making?

    I’m gonna tweet this. I think everyone should see it!

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  2. Cara Lopez Lee Post author

    Actually, Zee, although many shots from the childhood part of the story are from my old house in that vanished neighborhood, others are simply from the different homes I shared with different family members. It was a challenge finding the exact shots I wanted. However, that’s definitely the 105 freeway that replaced my old neighborhood and many others. I agree with you about Denver: the people truly are friendly

    Thanks for the compliment; yes, I originally wanted to go into filmmaking. But when I didn’t get into film school, I shifted gears and worked in TV news & TV production for 15 years. I’m going to enter this pair of stories in a small film festival. Beyond that, who knows? I’m writing a novel now, so that could put a cramp in my budding film career. 🙂

    Thanks for spreading the word, Zee. It’ll be great for more people to see this story.

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  3. Cara Lopez Lee Post author

    Thanks, Jen. Swing dancing may be my favorite thing to do. I love connecting with people without the need for words, such a different experience for chatty me. Who knew?

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