MRC Salford in association with the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford is delighted to host ‘Something You Can Call Home’, an award winning feature length documentary film that focuses on the lives of two individuals and two families experiencing homelessness in North Carolina, USA.
Synopsis: A former marine with a government career, a student (and female impersonator) living under a bridge – the face of homelessness is changing. Some make the transition;others fall deeper through the cracks. With both intimacy and touches of dark humour, ‘Something You Can Call Home’ set in the coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina explores what’s essential for physical and emotional survival.
**Best Documentary Award George Lindsey Film Festival, AL, 2015 ****Director’s Award, North Carolina Film Awards, NC, 2015****Royal Reel Award Canada International Film Festival, 2015 ****Tar Heel TieIn Award Longleaf Film Festival, NC, 2015****Documentary Director Award, Honorable Mention Queens World Film Festival, NY, 2015 ****3 Distinctive Achievement Awards Wild Rose Film Festival, IA, 2014 ****Award of Merit: Special Mention IndieFest Film Awards, CA, 2014 ****Best Documentary Award El Dorado Film Festival, AR, 2014 **
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion involving the film’s Director and Producer, Rebecca Kenyon. Practitioners, researchers, activists and members of the public with an interest in tackling homelessness are all welcome to join us for an evening of thought provoking film and debate.
17:30 Registration and refreshments
18:00 Professor Phil Brown (Director, SHUSU) – Welcome
18:05 Katy Jones (Research Fellow, SHUSU) – Homelessness research at SHUSU
18:10 ‘Something You Can Call Home’ film screening
19:30 Panel discussion with Rebecca Kenyon