James Worley is on a mission.
He has been live streaming the unfolding tragedy of homelessness to YouTube from cities like New York and Los Angeles as well as his hometown of Tampa. Without a crew, equipment or funding, he captures footage on the streets with his smart phone and streams it live to his YouTube channel.
In and out of homelessness himself, Worley is acutely aware of how devastating it is to live on the streets and his voice over comments drive home that homelessness is not about to end anytime soon, mostly because the US, the richest country in the world, lacks the political will to end the epidemic.
Some excerpts from Worley’s on-the-streets-in-LA videos will be featured in “One Night in January: Counting the Cost of Homelessness.”