from Disc Emporium: Meet Josephine, Reena, Marie, Jeanette, Lou, and Terry. They are intelligent, articulate women who had secure, active and fulfilling lives until one day everything unraveled ........... In this award-winning festival standout, Academy Award - nominee Michèle Ohayon presents a riveting and powerful account of six women who are members of Americas growing "hidden homeless" population. Narrated by Jodie Foster, and with an original musical score by Melissa Ethridge, this heart-wrenching film expertly captures the hardships and triumphs these courageous women experience in their daily struggle for survival. Both compelling and consciousness-raising, It Was A Wonderful Life cuts through the stereotypes and clichés to give a human face to this undeniable tragedy. And, with fresh impact to the plight of the homeless, Ohayon shows how these women have managed to make a life for themselves, using only their tremendous ingenuity and perseverance to get by.