“TINY” film to be shown on campus

The filmmakers will answer questions from the audience following the screening.

Shane Newell, City Editor

Filmmakers Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith will stop by the Beach Auditorium tonight to discuss their documentary, “TINY: A Story About Living Small.”

The film, which has been shown at film festivals throughout the country, is about Smith, Mueller and other couples who build tiny homes together from the ground up. Throughout the journey, the documentary encourages viewers to “dream big and imagine living small,” according to the TINY website.

University Student Union Programs Graduate Assistant Geno Mehalik, who helped facilitate the documentary screening, said that the film could affect people on a personal level.

“It personally touched me,” Mehalik said. “I feel as though I really connect with the material. It’s about contentedness with the life that you have.”

Mehalik said students will have the opportunity to interact with the filmmakers after the film. He said the film has the potential to inspire students to help the homeless.

“There’s also this movement for us to create these tiny homes for the homeless … as an instrument of social change to combat poverty,” Mehalik said. “It’s so very thought-provoking to me, and I thought it would be great to bequest this to [Cal State Long Beach].”

The screening starts at 5:30 p.m. The event is free for students and $5 for guests. 

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