We have formed a partnership withHuman Lex Instytutto deliver a unique international project, called ‘The Hole in the Sock of Emigration’. The project seeks to raise public awareness of homelessness with the intention of dissolving some of the negative stereotypes associated with homelessness.
The project will delve even deeper to tackle the root causes behind homelessness, its impact on an individual and the community as well as trying to identify causative trends to aid in corrective measures and rehabilitation. The project will have two sides of research taking place; one in Poland and the other in the UK.
We are working with a group of talented young people from UK & Poland (aged between 18-30 years old) on this unique project.
The first part of the project involved our group of young people travelling to Poland at the end of October 2016, where they met a group young people from Poland. While in Poland our group of young people received training around filmmaking and photography. Our young people also worked together with the Polish young people to conduct interviews with homeless people and specialists on homelessness.
The second part of the project involved the Polish young people travelling to London (on 9-16 February 2017) to also conduct interviews with homeless people and specialists in different parts of London.
Our aim with the project is to make a documentary film from all the collected interviews, specialist talks and photography from the UK and Poland. The documentary film created by the young people will be used as part of a homelessness campaign and exhibition focusing on changing the laws and policies that hinder change or induce homeless itself.
We plan to screen the documentary film in July 2017 (exact date TBC soon!).
To support us with the project, please get in touch with our Creative Arts Project Manager, Lloyd Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org