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The Advocates

The Advocates is a movie starring Celina Alvarez, Gary Blasi, and Jerry Jones. THE ADVOCATES is a sweeping look at the history and causes of Los Angeles' current homeless crisis, and an intimate view of the tireless work of...

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Rémi Kessler
Actors
Mary Kirchen, Gary Blasi, Celina Alvarez, Jerry Jones
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

THE ADVOCATES is a sweeping look at the history and causes of Los Angeles' current homeless crisis, and an intimate view of the tireless work of advocates who strive to create better lives for their homeless clients.

Comments about documentary «The Advocates» (21)

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Jennifer Walsh

This is the only film I have ever seen that took a look at the abuses of the prison system in the US. This film should be shown in every high school and college. It's a must see film for anyone who is interested in their government and their rights. I would recommend this film to anyone who is even mildly interested in the topic of the prison system. The film is extremely well made and is definitely worth watching.

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Jennifer H.

As a young man, I was a big fan of rock and roll and I got a bunch of new found respect for the human spirit when I learned of the world of early rock and roll. I was living in Baltimore at the time and it was just the right time to do a documentary on rock and roll. I was very surprised at how many people were still into rock and roll when I showed the film to the local residents. I wasn't expecting any answers, but it was very encouraging to see that people were still into the music. I was also very pleased to see that a lot of people seemed to be able to relate to the story of the tragic death of Jack White, who was born in an orphanage in China and grew up in a foster home and as a teenager in a convent. It's great to see that people can relate to the story of one of their own and can feel a connection to their favorite rock band. As the film progressed, I was very happy to see that a lot of the people that were interviewed were willing to share their stories. It was really great to see the people that were trying to get Jack White out of the way and just to see the people that were willing to help the White family. The interviewees were very gracious and very encouraging of Jack White and his family. I think that the film really helps to bring closure to the story of Jack White. I was very happy that the film ended on a positive note, rather than a negative one. I was also very happy to see that the story was told in such a positive way. I think that it's a very inspiring film and I would highly recommend it to anyone. 10/10

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Amanda White

I am not a doctor or even a medical student. I am simply an educated and well informed individual who has a life long love for animals. This documentary, as I have said, has put my life in a whole new perspective. I have never felt so compelled to help or advocate for animals. This documentary is a masterpiece of film-making. I am not exaggerating when I say that this documentary is one of the greatest works of art ever made. The production and filming quality is second to none. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I have not seen anything as well produced as this one. I truly feel that this film will be a milestone in film-making. I am grateful that I have a greater understanding of animals and the importance of animals in the world. I have been taught to love and appreciate animals and how important they are to our society. This film has opened my eyes to what I already knew about animals. I feel that it has changed my outlook on the world and has made me a better person for having seen this film. This is an extremely moving film and one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I highly recommend this film to anyone and everyone who has the opportunity to see it.

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Jean H.

I had not heard much about this documentary before I rented it. I watched it last night, and I was shocked. This film is so important and powerful. It really makes you think about what it would be like to go to school with children that you don't know, and then the impact it would have on them. I am now re-watching this movie every few months. It is important to see this movie, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to get a better understanding of what it would be like to go to school with children you don't know. I have to say, that I am not a supporter of social justice. I do not support any protests. I do not support any civil disobedience. But I am strongly against injustice. I can not understand why this film is so controversial. It is not politically correct, and it is not a 'hate' movie. It is an incredibly important film that should be seen by everyone. My favorite quote is "Every person is entitled to their own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts."

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Ryan M.

A film that will haunt your thoughts for a long time. A story of great courage and faith. A film that will touch you and remind you of the hard work that goes into a successful film. An honest film about a tough topic that few have been brave enough to tackle. A film that will open your eyes to the problems facing our country and make you rethink how we make films. A film that will leave you with a great feeling. A film that will make you a better person. A film that will make you think. A film that will bring tears to your eyes. A film that will give you the courage to stand up for what you believe in.

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Victoria Bowman

A film that is both entertaining and informative, The Advocates will appeal to both the biopic fan and the general public. The film has been done many times before, but this film takes it to a new level. I am not a professional film critic, but I do enjoy a good movie and I am a fan of Bill Maher. The film has all the usual elements. It is entertaining, it is informative and it has some funny moments. In fact, I think it is a great movie, but not one I would want to see again. If you like the HBO series, you will enjoy the film. If you are a fan of Bill Maher, you will enjoy it. I will give this film a 10/10.

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Hannah P.

At first glance, "The Advocates" seems to be the epitome of what an independent film would look like. After all, it's produced and directed by the likes of Andrew Jarecki and Peter Berg, who have been successful at making independent films (the former, "Lost in Translation" and the latter, "Stargate," are among my favorites). But after viewing "The Advocates" I can see that it's more than just an independent film, and that Berg and Jarecki were able to pull off a powerful and powerful story that has an inherent beauty that I have not seen in a film like this before. It's a story of how the people who are attempting to support homeless people in the United States are often doing so with the sole intent of making money and it's a story that doesn't leave you feeling like you have been robbed. I've never seen a film like this before. It's an incredibly powerful story about how we should be supporting homeless people, but unfortunately, our society doesn't seem to understand the problem. This film doesn't shy away from being blunt about the problem. It's an eye-opening and honest look at the homeless and the challenges they face in order to survive on the streets. I loved this film. It's so real and it's not just a film about homeless people, it's about the people who support homeless people. The only thing I didn't like about the film is that it seemed to be more about the homeless than it was about the people who were trying to help them. But this film does a great job at showing that the homeless people are just as human as the rest of us and that there is nothing wrong with supporting them. I highly recommend this film to anyone who's interested in a film that shows the reality of homelessness and how the homeless people are struggling to survive on the streets. The film is very well done and it's something that I can't wait to see again and again. It's a great story about the human condition and it's one of the best films I've seen in a long time. I can't recommend this film enough.

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Willie G.

My girlfriend and I had been searching for an interesting topic to discuss for several weeks. We finally got the opportunity to meet the director of this movie, the writer, and several other interesting people. What a great film! The information contained in this documentary was really well researched. The people who produced this movie should be proud of their work. It was truly a great film. The camera work was good, and the editing was very good. There were a few points that made me think that maybe the film was a little bit too long, but other than that it was very well done. I think this is the type of documentary that is better than many others. The most important thing I learned from this film was to always trust the people you work with. It's a wonderful film and I highly recommend it.

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Harry J.

I saw this movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it was a wonderful movie! I can't recommend it enough. The use of "stock footage" of military training and combat is fascinating. It's a great movie to see at least once in your life. It is a perfect demonstration of how propaganda is the root of all evil. And the men in the military are the heroes of our times. If you want to learn more about this film, I would highly recommend reading the book by the director, "A Soldier's Story." It is an excellent story, based on real events, and it is one of the most well-documented military stories I have ever read. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes to see the life of the men in the military, and also to anyone who loves military movies. It's a wonderful movie, and I would give it a 10 out of 10!

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Vincent M.

I went to see the film this afternoon and was very pleasantly surprised. I did not see the trailer but this film was advertised very heavily. It's a very well made documentary that explains the laws in the U.S. regarding abortion. The film does not preach or attack the Catholic Church. Instead, it shows the stories of women who are trying to obtain an abortion or are currently undergoing an abortion and what they went through. The film is very well made and the directors have a great ability to put together interviews and footage that make the viewer feel as if they are watching a real story. It was a great experience seeing this documentary. I hope it will be released on DVD and other formats. I also hope the film will be released in a few other languages. It was so very helpful in getting the information about the laws in the U.S. regarding abortion and it was great to see what these women are going through. Overall, I highly recommend this film.

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Amanda L.

This film is not a history lesson, it is not about people's opinions on this topic, it is about a group of people who were taken advantage of by their doctors, not by a conspiracy. No matter what the medical industry may say, these women were in fact raped. No one is to blame. This film is not to discredit women who have been raped or how they might react to this topic. I would say that this is a documentary about a few people and their experiences. A woman's story and the man who tried to help her, a doctor who was probably a sociopath, and how she is fighting for her life. It is not to discredit all doctors who have a vested interest in these issues, or the police, or the medical industry. There is an element of truth in this film, but it is one that is not an assault on anyone. This film is a powerful look at a women's struggle to recover, and a man's (a doctor) struggle to save her life. It is a story about people who were trying to help a woman. The doctor, and the police, and the women. This is a story about people who should not be ashamed of the abuse they suffered. I am a lawyer, and a doctor, and I have seen a lot of these situations. The only thing I can say is that I have never seen anything like this before. This film is a MUST see for everyone.

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Jonathan

I was very skeptical about seeing this documentary because I had heard so many bad reviews. But I saw it anyway. I found the portrayal of the homeless to be realistic and compelling. It shows that homelessness is a problem that is very much a reality. The documentary is very well made and there are some very powerful and moving scenes that really hit home. It also includes some great music that I absolutely loved. Overall I was very impressed with this film and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good documentary on homelessness.

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Jonathan

Well this was the most entertaining documentary I've ever seen. I went into this with high hopes, and was thoroughly impressed by the scope and depth of the film. I loved every minute of it. The story, which took an unexpected turn for the worse about the end of the film, is also extremely interesting. I've heard many people saying that they "didn't understand" or "didn't understand the message" or "just didn't get it". This is one of those documentaries that you really can't explain, it's simply one of the most interesting and important things I've ever seen. If you're looking for a great educational documentary, this is it. It's also one of the most beautiful and breathtaking films I've ever seen. I highly recommend it.

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Andrea Bryant

The first time I saw this documentary, I found it very upsetting. I couldn't believe that the film was able to accomplish such a feat. However, after watching the film many times, I realize that the film is very important. This documentary shows that the homeless are not the only ones who suffer in this world. And that there are so many people out there who feel abandoned, without a voice, and who just want to get by. The only way to help the homeless is to get involved with them. If you have the chance, do something about it. Help them. If you have a friend, do something to help them. I've been in the same situation, and I know the feeling of being alone and feeling abandoned.

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John

I never had a chance to see this film on the big screen but my Mom bought me a VHS copy. I watched it again last night and I am so glad I did. The film shows us the crazy and the normal. The ad-libbed dialogue, the perfectly shot shots of life in a mid-90's Californian. The humor, the drama, the love and the desperation of the AIDS epidemic. These people are not just actors. These are real people with real struggles. This documentary is amazing, and so much more. It is a real eye-opener. It also teaches us a lot about ourselves, about love and relationships and life. There is no happy ending. People are always dealing with their issues. And sometimes they need a little help. The film also shows us how many people have been dealing with AIDS, how many people have been living with HIV, and how much money it has cost to deal with the epidemic. The AIDS epidemic has been a great tragedy for all of us. But I think we have to try to remember that it is just one disease and that people will come and go. It has affected a lot of people but I think we can all be grateful for the amazing work that the AIDS community has done in helping people who were living with HIV. I am glad that this film was made and that people can finally see the amazing work that the AIDS community has done in this country. If you haven't seen it, see it. It is an amazing story and you will love it.

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Arthur

I really enjoyed this film. The way it went about it, and the way the interviews were done, was a really good use of time. The first thing that caught my attention was that it was actually a documentary, and not a TV show. I don't know if it was the writing, the direction, or just the subject matter, but it really made me think that this is how a documentary should be done. That being said, the film does have some issues that are worth mentioning. For example, I did not like the way they went about it. I think it was a little out of place and it was probably the way they were going about it that was a little out of place. But, overall, it was a good documentary that was worth seeing.

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Patrick Morales

I have just been looking for this movie for the past 2 years. This is the first movie that really spoke to me on how difficult it was to be a parent and the lack of parenting skills that a lot of people do not have. I can relate to the desperation and desperation of the mothers in this film and how they tried to find their child's voice and they ended up in a very dangerous situation. I don't think anyone wants to feel like that. It is hard to raise a child. This movie really hit home for me. It shows the difficulties and challenges of raising a child and how sometimes they need to go out and find themselves and how you need to just let yourself go and trust the process and not try to take it too far. I just really wanted to see a movie that showed that it was possible to be a single parent and still find happiness. That is what the movie shows and I think it is a really important message that should be passed on to all parents.

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Judy B.

A brilliant documentary about a well-loved and respected character. It goes to show that there are people out there that love to watch and study history, and they don't like to be told what they are. I could relate to this character, and could appreciate his desire to have the truth about what happened. The movie did an excellent job of showing that when you speak truth, and don't let anyone's opinion be the final word, you will have your voice heard.

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Raymond

It's nice to see that we are able to connect with someone in a way that we've never done before. That someone is somebody else's friend. It's nice to see that we are able to share our ideas and thoughts with people who are both close to us and are far away from us. That they have lived life as we have lived it and we have lived it as they have lived it. We all know that the life we have lived is a myth, but this film really brings it to life. We all have a secret but that secret can be the greatest treasure of all. This film is a gem, and one that I would recommend to everyone. We're all going to have to have this film to tell our story, and it's going to be in the past. It's a story about love, and it's a story about the dream of life.

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Eugene

If I had a complaint about this film, it would be that the statistics are only so-so. The analysis of a single death in an institution, compared to all the other deaths in the facility, is really not enough. It would be a lot better if the data was broken down by the type of death, rather than just by the type of institution. I also think that the analysis of multiple deaths in the same institution was just not a good use of the data. All in all, it was a really good film, and it is great that it got out there, so that people know what is going on in the system, and the impact of it. Also, if you're interested in seeing this film, I highly recommend checking out "The War on Want." That documentary also covers the same data as this film, but it is more focused on the impact of social housing, which is very different than the impact of the government housing. You can find that film on youtube.

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Victoria

I have no idea why this film is not a "10" but I will say it is definitely worth seeing. I feel as if there was a lot of misinformation and misinformation was spread out and around the world that had the potential to cause a global crisis. This was a very important movie that had a very strong message that needs to be shared. As a woman who was treated unfairly by the legal system, I am very thankful to the filmmakers for bringing this message to the world. This film is very well made and very informative. The cinematography was very well done and the story line was very well told. I highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about what happened in the "Sickbay" and what went wrong. I think this film will make you think about what you are doing and what your intentions are. I hope this film is a step in the right direction. I hope it can lead to a better understanding of the truth about the "Sickbay" and how the legal system was abused. I hope the film will be seen and heard by as many people as possible. I think it is very important to spread this message and share this movie. I hope that everyone can get involved and share this film.