Life After the Oasis
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Life After the Oasis

Fri
17
Fri Jan 17 12:15 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
75 Mins
January
Fri Jan 17

In 2008, raw, observational documentary The Oasis spotlighted the lives of a group of vulnerable teens living in a Sydney youth refuge – starting a nationwide conversation around youth homelessness. There were televised forums and nationwide media coverage, with the film distributed to every high school in Australia. Then prime minister Kevin Rudd pledged to half homelessness by 2020. Ten years and six Prime Ministers later, with social inequality and homelessness worse than ever, Life After The Oasis revisits the original participants who share how their lives have evolved since those fraught times. The story is told without previous viewing needed for audiences.

Director Sascha Ettinger-Epstein (The Oasis, Destination Arnold, SWIFF’17, The Pink House, SWIFF’18) cuts between unseen footage from 2008 and the stories of the participants now, crafting a moving and raw portrait. The result is both a celebration of the strength and resilience of the human spirit and a call to action, directly questioning contemporary Australian society and how we can invest in the survival of Australia's most vulnerable.

SPECIAL GUEST: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein (director)
January
Fri Jan 17

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450