Street Smart update and thank you (again!)
6 MONTHS AGO
Last year the short film Street Smart was selected as part of the 10 Loading Doc Short Documentary Films. After months of pre production Street Smart went live on Boosted - a crowdfunding platform for artists of all genres.
With YOUR help and koha we made our goal of $2000 (plus more) even before day 30 clocked over :) !! Your support has directly contributed to making this film, and therefore allowing Regina’s story to be heard and seen by audiences both nationally and internationally.
Since then Street Smart, Regina’s story, and the issue of homelessness has been featured on Maori Television news Te Karere -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRy-mad4f9Y
An interview with Radio New Zealand’s Kathryn Ryan - http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201810675/regina-tito-from-sleeping-rough-to-helping-the-homeless (please copy and paste the URL to listen)
and an article in stuff.co.nz and the Wellington’s Dominion Post - http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/82545330/uncertainty-fear-and-hunger-what-it-is-like-to-sleep-rough-on-wellingtons-streets (please copy and paste the URL to read)
Street Smart was selected in the New Zealand Sydney Short Film Festival where it played to audiences over the ditch, and recently it was also selected for the Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival, a film festival that will showcase over 30 international filmmakers from Europe, Americas, Asia, Middle East and Australasia; the largest screen contingent to ever attend a festival event in New Zealand. The Doc Edge Festival is running now - Wellington (10 – 21 May) and Auckland (24 May – 5 June). If you want to continue to support Street Smart, check out the film on the big screen - http://docedge.nz :)
I am so thankful for all the audiences it has and continues to reach. I hope that this film will begin to challenge peoples assumptions and stigmas that are associated with homelessness. I hope that it will remind audiences that the homeless community are humans that need to be “seen” and understood.
You can watch Street Smart again on the Loading Doc Website -http://loadingdocs.net/streetsmart/ Any feedback about the film, both positive and negative (constructive, please ;) ) will be greatly appreciated.
Once again, many thanks from the myself and the rest of the Street Smart team,
Arohanui & Alofa,