My Own Four Walls '05


My Own Four Walls ...
...the first and best film
HEAR US ever made!
My Own 4 Walls logoFilmed by
Diane Nilan

Edited by Dr. Laura Vazquez, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, and her filmmaking students. 

(c) 2007


My Own Four Walls, Diane's first film, before she knew anything about filmmaking or RVing. 

Back in 2005, Diane set out on an improbable journey across the US to capture images and wisdom from kids experiencing homelessness. 

She went to places not thought of as having homeless kids--small towns, mid-size cities, rural areas, resort communities--and was connected to plenty of kids willing to share their stories. She got parental/guardian permission and then just let the kids talk. 

In March 2007, My Own Four Walls was released. 

The original DVD contained 4 videos. Those are now available on a YouTube playlist.

Discussion Guide

Perfect film to train school staff on the importance of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act!

Ideal for all ages.  


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