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After 25 years, why is our film on the homeless still timely? | Kate Hardie

1 day ago   |   By The Guardian

The landmark film Safe showed the brutal truth of living rough. Sadly, its message still matters Twenty-five years ago, director Antonia Bird cast me in Safe , a film for the BBC that followed 24 hours in the lives of two young homeless people on the streets of London. I am ashamed to note that at the time I hadn't thought much about homelessness and its causes. I'd been too caught up in my own life. I'd already walked out on my education aged 14, moved out of my parents' house aged 16 and exacerbated various mental health problems. All this meant that I was scarred, volatile, vulnerable...
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