Theirs is the Kingdom, a documentary about poverty and portraiture, shares the story of a small church that commissioned a contemporary fresco to be painted. Instead of immortalizing saints, benefactors, and aristocracy, this fresco shares the faces of local church members who are homeless, marginalized, addicted, or mentally ill.

“Affirming sacred worth, restoring human dignity, and sabotaging the shame of poverty, the Haywood Street fresco announces, in plaster and pigment, that you matter.” —The Rev. Brian Combs, Haywood Street congregation

Jeanette, a formerly homeless member of the church, says it all. When seeing her portrait hanging in an art gallery, she said simply, “I feel important.”