News & Events

April 2010

Civil Indigent

Civil Indigent

Nick Corrao, David Hafter and Peter Salomone

As the wheels of redevelopment turn in Gainesville, Florida, the battle lines have been drawn in a heated debate over a meal limit that has been imposed on a homeless shelter in downtown Gainesville. The limit is designed to disperse the downtown homeless population. Some say that the limit is vital to economic growth, while others argue that it is a violation of basic human rights.

Civil Indigent follows Francis “Pat” Fitzpatrick as he leads the charge against the limit from his protests at City Hall to his quixotic campaign for a seat on the City Commission. Eccentric, outspoken and unpredictable, Pat tests the boundaries of what it means to be an advocate.