A former federal agent takes you from Milwaukee’s streets into its justice system,
following chronically homeless men as they struggle to survive.


30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle tells the story of chronic homelessness. The film looks at who homeless men are, how they got there, and how they survive. It examines the unique relationship between homelessness and the justice system, offering perspective through the voices of the courts, police officers and chronically homeless men themselves. We follow officers from Milwaukee Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team as they take their specialized training on the streets. We watch one man journey off the streets while another strives to stay underground. As the scales tip in this precariously balanced struggle for survival, we discover who is 30 Seconds Away.


This teaser trailer premiered at the symposium “Change for the Community-Solutions That Make Real Sense” hosted by Milwaukee Downtown BID #21   on June 11th, 2015 at the Manpower Headquarters. Many business and community members of Milwaukee were present including Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, and Milwaukee DA John Chisholm.