HUMANS OF HOMELESSNESS
This 60-minute documentary film follows the life changing journey of six people who have been affected by homelessness, who are given disposable cameras for one week to document their lives.
Produced and Directed by Annette Cohen, ‘Humans of Homelessness’ is a documentary about the human face of homelessness, currently in production. The film explores the reality faced by over 100,000 Australians each day.
With a community photo competition as the backdrop, the film explores the difficult journeys of six characters, how they got to where they are, and their struggle to fit in to society. The story culminates in an art exhibition, and the resulting transformation of lives. This is a story of the importance of home, of human frailty in an self-absorbed society, and ultimately finding connection and hope.
During the film 100 people collect their single use film cameras at locations around Sydney. They embark on a mission to capture images that inspire them, and reveal their world. The competition is run by Mike Alwright and his not for profit organisation Café Art Australia ( ) which seeks to connect people affected by homelessness with the wider community.
With a focus on the issue of homelessness more recently, this is a story that must be told. 'Humans of Homelessness' helps us get insight into the daily battle – where is the next meal going to come from, where will they sleep, how long before getting a shower, a connection with another human being. Most importantly, this film humanises and gives dignity to the invisible people in our community.
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DirectoR and Producer
Co-producer And Director of Photography