The Little Free Library began as one man’s tribute to his mother, a former school teacher, and has since become a global movement. Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin built a small replica of a school house, filled it with books and placed it in front of his house for friends and family to enjoy. Now there are more than 15,000 registered sites around the world, enabling anyone to create their own book collection for their community.
Hamilton’s Barton Street area is often referred to as a “red zone” by city authorities, community groups and press because of the prevalence of homelessness, high number of residents living below the poverty line and reported crime rates surpassing those of any other neighbourhood in the city.
Hamilton, Ontario is my hometown. It’s famous for a lot of things, like producing 60% of Canada’s Steel, being home to Dundurn Castle and for having the first ever Tim Horton’s shop.
It is now also known for being the home of Jed. Jed is our dancing man. I hope if you’re ever in steel town you get to meet him.
This film was made by Human Stories, two guys who believe everyone has a story to tell and share.