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OWN Doc "Tent City, USA" Gets Official Release Date (Homeless Citizens Run For Office)

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by Courtney
March 28, 2012 4:19 PM
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The OWN original documentary which we first told you about 2 weeks ago, will premiere on the network on Thursday April 5 from 9PM - 11PM EST/PST.

As previously noted, the film takes on a unique twist on one of the most challenging aspects of the recent recession: homelessness.

Titled Tent City, USA, the doc explores a community of nearly 100 homeless people living under a downtown bridge in Nashville, TN, who work to stay together after a devastating flood destroys their land and forces them to evacuate.  

As a result of the disaster the municipally run Homeless Commission opens one seat on its council to a resident of Tent City.

Tent City USA follows the four candidates as they vie for election and the process of moving the camp and keeping the community together. 

See the trailer below, and tune it to catch it on April 5 at 9pm:

Tent City, USA premieres April 5 at 9pm ET on OWN as part of the OWN Documentary Club.

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