Thursday, February 25, 2010

Walking Through Wonderland

"The animated short entitled Walking Through Wonderland captures a glimpse of youth homelessness in a surreal and edgy manner. Framed around two characters building a friendship on the street, this artistic work highlights the dualisitic nature of youth homeless culture - on one hand there is a sense of community and safety; on the other hand, many of these young people have experienced traumatic family pasts and exploitative street encounters... Bryan Hofbauer and Derek Jessome developed the film in collaboration with a group of youth who have experienced homelessness."

I like this film, and I hope a lot of people see it. It's a really important issue. Even though the piece is focused on Canadian youth, it's applicable to lots of other places.

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