Here For Life

The genre-defying film destroying clich├ęs about homelessness.

New film Here For Life encourages us to reject labels and to see beyond false labels. Many of its actors draw on their own experience of homelessness.

When have you been greedy? When were you denied hope? When were you allowed to dream?

These kinds of questions acted as the genesis for Here For Life, a film co-directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson, the founder of Cardboard Citizens, the theatre group for people who have experienced homelessness.

The film follows 10 wayward Londoners as they tell stories and perform scenes that feel real but may be improvised. There is song, poetry, structured chaos. The film is impossible to define, as are its subjects.

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