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The Road Up

The Road Up

The Road Up follows five Chicagoans as they seek to make the monumental journey from rock bottom to gainful employment, with the help of a transformational job-training program called Cara. Through intimate, verité portraits, the film chronicles their struggles and successes as they seek to overcome the history, habits, and choices that have defined them until now. An unflinching look at the intersection of poverty, homelessness, and addiction, The Road Up offers a timely and ultimately hopeful window on the complex challenges of a population too easily—and too often—ignored.