PROMISES TO KEEP Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary Feature
Narrated by Martin Sheen, PROMISES TO KEEP is the riveting story of one determined man’s four year struggle with the Federal bureaucracy to help the homeless. An entertaining, provocative and powerful film on social change.
“The Snyder story is worthy of Frank Capra for the way it pits a stubborn idealist against an aloof and even vindictive bureaucracy…this is a very good film that keeps the promises it makes.” Tom Shales The Washington Post
“Promises to Keep is informative and motivating. It should stimulate citizen action on homelessness.” Ralph Nader
“The sooner a person sees this film in his or her lifetime, the better.” Catherine Charvat Past-chair, Selected Films for Young Adults, American Library Association.
“An inspiring portrayal of homeless people battling for decent shelter and – most important—simple dignity.” Robert M. Hayes Counsel and Founder National Coalition for the Homeless
“Really stimulates thinking skills. A film that students of all ages should see.” Sharon Purcell Social Studies Teacher of the Year National Council for Social Studies
“Highly recommended for libraries, religious organizations, community agencies and junior and senior high schools.” Landers Film Reviews
Awards Best Documentary Feature Kennedy Center 1989 Academy Award Nominee
Emmy Washington, DC Chapter The National Academy Of Television Arts & Science
Blue Ribbon Award American Film & Video Festival
1st Place Best Documentary 1st Place Best Film by a Woman Atlanta Film & Video Festival
Bronze Apple Award National Education Film & Video Festival
Director's Choice Black Maria Film & Video Festival
3rd Place New York EXPO
Honorable Mention Best Documentary BACA Film & Video Festival Honorable Mention Sinking Creek