Documentary on ‘Homelessness’ Plan

How is this an issue?

Homelessness is an issue within contemporary society as it conflicts with the idea of human rights, solidarity and human dignity. Approximately 100,000 people are experiencing homelessness across Australia. The major causes of homelessness amongst women include domestic violence, sexual assault and family breakdown. These women often have a lack of control in their lives because they are dependant on others to provide accommodation.

  • 10% of homeless persons are under 12 years old
  • 36% are between the ages of 12 and 24
  • 30% are between the ages of 25 and 44
  • 24% are over 45 years old

Impacts of homelessness: social security, right to vote, freedom and healthcare. – Australian Human Rights Commission.

Possible Titles

  • Deprived
  • Without
  • Silence
  • Out of the way 
  • Pushed below
  • Outcast

Montage

  • A selection of clips revealing a number of homeless people in Perth City as well as Fremantle.
  • A number of interviews with homeless locals. Unveils how widespread the issue is.
  • Natural audio to emphasize on how people walk past the people who are in need of our help.

Ideas

  • One of us will go undercover as a homeless person and investigate the way in which both homeless and non-homeless people interact with each other.
  • Interviews with homeless people to see what its like to live out in the street.
  • Visit soup kitchens – “soup patrol”

 

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