HomeFree is a documentary film that follows several groups of houseless people as they navigate the joys and challenges of their daily life. This film was made over the course of several months, and follows the destruction of a homeless encampment through the eyes of its residents.

  • Kamala Woods
  • Kamala Woods
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    54 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Iphone
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Director Biography - Kamala Woods

Kamala Woods is an emerging filmmaker based out of Portland, OR. HomeFree is her debut feature. She graduated magna cum laude with her BA from Lewis & Clark College in ‘21. Since then she has worked with Portland Experimental Theater Ensemble, completing their ICP program in ‘22. She performed her show VOID in their annual festival. Past shows include Blissters, where she screened her video series Dinner Talk at the Hoffman Art Gallery as part of her senior thesis. Currently she is completing a Director Lab Residency through CoHo Theater, where she will be premiering her new show FOUL in June '23. Kamala has directed 2 live performance productions and has produced a collection of short films in addition to her documentary debut.

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Director Statement

Kamala's work stems from a deep appreciation of the human experience. Through her experimental and documentary-based films, Kamala seeks to capture the complexity of being alive in all its different states. Her work searches for the nuance and beauty present in difficult circumstances, as she celebrates life in all its various forms. She uses film as an extension of the feminine gaze, prioritizing radical listening and creative empathy in her artistic process.