Still Somebody - A short film on Homelessness
Homelessness can affect anyone and does not discriminate on the basis of gender. In Northern Ireland, 18% of all homeless presenters in 2013/2014 were single females
(Source: Northern Ireland Housing Executive).
‘Still Somebody’ offers an insight into homelessness from the experiences of young women service users and also key staff from local homeless shelters and support services in Belfast.
It aims to help increase understanding of homelessness and challenge public perceptions of homeless people.
The film was written and produced by the Westcourt Centre and the Belfast Film Festival.
The project was supported by The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland in order to give voice to social justice issues and advocate policy for change.
‘Still Somebody’ premiered on June 25th in the Movie House Cinema, Dublin Road, Belfast. The screening was followed by a panel discussion which gave the public and in particular homeless service users, the opportunity to put questions to the housing authorities and local government representatives.