Please FWD.. BBC, Where Am I Sleeping Tonight (2015)

Tony Gosling tony at
Tue Jul 28 18:00:32 BST 2015


BBC Bristol Documentary by Martin Reed
Britain's Next Generation Of Warriors
Hidden: Bristol's hungry cave dwellers & sofa surfers who aren't 
officially homeless
Shown at 2am on the BBC - Thu 9 Jul 2015 - 02:25 - 

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight? (2015)

To keep themselves off the figures, officially many of those in this 
film are not homeless.....
At 16, Martin Read found himself living on the streets. Since then, 
he's spent time in prison and suffered from mental health issues. But 
he has picked himself up and is now a film director. This, his first 
film, is made in and around Bristol and tells the stories of the 
young people he meets who are not registered anywhere as homeless but 
are forced to sleep on friends' sofas, in tents, in caves, under 
bridges and on the streets.
Since the introduction of the bedroom tax, benefit sanctions and the 
privatisation of many hostels, the under-25s have been hit hard. 
Charities estimate that the real number of 'hidden homeless' is three 
times as high as the official homeless figure, so that almost half a 
million people are now sleeping rough or being supported by friends.
Martin's past experiences have enabled him to gain unrivalled access 
into the worlds of those he meets, and the result is an honest and 
revealing look at what homelessness for young people really looks like today.

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