We are excited that Maryland Public Television has decided to air BNHA's film, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY ... Stories of Survival, that places squeegeeing in a historical context and also gives us the real story of squeegeeing from the perspective of the young men and women who do it every day.
The film will air on Monday, September 21st at 9pm with overnight repeats on Tuesday, September 22nd at 1am and 4am.
The concept of "making a way out of no way" is nothing new to the citizens of Baltimore. There is a long history of residents activating their entrepreneurial talents in an effort to survive, provide and thrive. Squeegeeing is just the next chapter in this very Baltimore story. Where did squeegeeing start in the City? Why do they do it? What has led young people to seek this out as a more viable option than a regular job, education or simply relying on parental resources? Told from the point of view of the squeegee people themselves, as they discuss their needs, struggles, community interactions, celebrity encounters and more, this is an inside look at what this life is like for those that feel that squeegeeing is their only means of survival.
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