Sleeping Rough Film Screening In Bedford
'Sleeping Rough' is a community-based film about street homelessness in the UK, produced with the support of The Big Issue Foundation and Cardboard Citizens. Using real interviews conducted with rough sleepers and members of the homeless community all around the country, the film is a docudrama that follows three characters, looking at the circumstances that force each of them to sleep on the street.
‘Sleeping Rough’ follows three characters, each on their journey to street homelessness. Jack is an engineer who, through a chain of events, loses his job, his flat, and his family. Catherine is a young woman who moves straight out of care into a flat with her boyfriend, however it soon becomes clear that the relationship is emotionally abusive, and with no-one to turn to, she escapes onto the streets. Eva is an immigrant who, to avoid being deported, accepts a job where she is underpaid, overworked and exploited. Soon, she too decides to escape.
All the events in the film have been described to us by members of the homeless community, and everything that takes place has happened to someone; it’s real. While the events follow a script, all the dialogue is improvised, and was established through a series of rehearsals between Owain Astles, the film’s director, and the film’s cast, many of whom have experience of homelessness themselves. Many of the scenes in the film were shot on location, in shelters and soup kitchens, and on the streets, so the actors were plunged right into the situations they were bringing to life.
Following the film, there will be a drinks reception at Albero Lounge from 8pm, which is included in your ticket price.
Why not book at ticket now and get a better understanding about homelessness.