OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – STREET REPORTER – Homelessness is an everyday event witnessed by everyday people from every walk of life. They are vilified and glorified by mainstream media and the public in general.                                                                                                                                        

Director Laura Waters Hinson and producer Bryan Bello’s docufilm has been presented with a wonderful touch of sensitivity, sincerity, and humanity. The film progresses at a gentle pace, very much like a slow meandering river; yet the core message is not lost.

The film progresses at a gentle pace, very much like a slow meandering river; yet the core message is not lost.

 Two stories are told, Sheila, a homeless person who turns her life around and the plight of the destitute, displaced, and stateless, both are entwined hand in glove.

Sheila whilst working as a reporter on the ‘Tent City,’ project has a realisation that she has become the voice for the community that she was once a part of, how absolutely wonderful! The progression to joining mainstream everyday people who have a home with the basic necessities is captured very well, one particular scene shows a bed being delivered to her apartment, and Sheila’s joy at finally being able to get a ‘good night’s sleep,’ is one I enjoyed watching. 

one particular scene shows a bed being delivered to her apartment, and Sheila’s joy at finally being able to get a ‘good night’s sleep,’ is one I enjoyed watching. 

The music throughout uplifts the film with its subtlety and sublimity and is an excellent accompaniment to the cinematography.

Sonia McCloud Film Business Magazine

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