St Petersburg has a variety of magnet schools, one of which is Perkins Elementary, a magnet school for the arts. They offer a multimedia course in the primary grades. Andy Levy, a second grader, placed third in the state in a video contest last year, when he was in first grade, with a comedy about his little brother. This year he turned to a more serious documentary and won first place. His topic: homelessness.
Andy saw homeless people on his way to school every day and had questions about them. Who were they? Why were they there? He and his Dad went to "tent city" to interview some homeless. Here's a link to his winning video. Sorry - you'll have to endure a 17 second commercial before getting his 3 minute video.
It's pretty amazing for an 8 year old to do a documentary like this. His conclusion - he's glad HE has a home.