This 50-minute documentary film follows the life changing journey of Jai Jaru, a Thai born woman who was adopted by a family from Adelaide. Jai comes to Sydney to 'jump off the Harbour Bridge' but instead ends up homeless on and off for twenty years. One day, Jai is given a disposable camera, which ends up changing her life
Directed by Annette Cohen, written by Marcus Gillezeau, ‘Picturing Home’ is a documentary about the human face of homelessness.
With a community photo competition as the backdrop, the film explores the difficult journey of the homeless through our guide Jai. We learn how she got to where she is, the struggle to fit in to society and how she sees the world through the lens. The story culminates in Jai's first solo photography exhibition.
This is a story of the importance of home, of human frailty, and ultimately finding connection and hope
DirectoR and Producer
WRITER AND EDITOR
Director of Photography/co-producer