WHAT HUMANITY REMAINS

A Dramatised Filmed Documentary on Homelessness in the UK

This film will look at some of the many unfortunate people who are homeless, i.e. they have no internal accommodation, and thus they spend each night sleeping outside. People become homeless for lots of different reasons. There are social causes of homelessness, such as a lack of affordable housing,poverty and unemployment; and life events which cause individuals to become homeless.

People can become homeless when they leave prison, care or the army with no home to go to. Many homeless women have escaped a violent relationship. Many people become homeless because they can no longer afford the rent. And for many, life events like a relationship breaking down, losing a job, mental or physical health problems, or substance misuse can be the trigger.

Being homeless can, in turn, make many of these problems even harder to resolve. Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating. People sleeping on the street are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence.

More than one in three people sleeping rough have been deliberately hit or kicked or experienced some other form of violence whilst homeless. Homeless people are over nine times more likely to take their own life than the general population.

Characters (ACTORS REQUIRED FOR THESE ROLES)

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DAN McCONNELL (This role is now cast)

BRUCE ANDERSON

RITA HANLEY

GRAEME CLARK

BEN CALDER

NINA JOHANSSON

LEIGH WHEELER (This role is now cast)

ANGIE DEMPSEY

Seven individuals each of whom offers insight, views and observations, and who are currently homeless and/or have had substantial experience of sleeping rough on urban streets.

JILLY CORDINER

BELINDA GRAYFIELD

Jilly and Belinda are investigative reporters who speak at length in an extended interview with a male individual who has spent some considerable time being homeless:- JEZ COLLINS (This role is now cast)