Four women fall into conversation in a launderette. As the machines whirl and the powder flows, they talk about their housing experiences, hopes and expectations. None of them would describe themselves as homeless — after all they’ve never slept out on the street. However, as they listen to each other’s stories, they begin to understand that homelessness is indeed something they’ve all experienced.
As Olive, who works in the launderette says, “You can have a roof over your head and still be homeless.” The video also analyses the inadequacies of present housing policies and examines the political thinking that lies behind them, with special reference to women’s needs.
Produced by Leeds Animation Workshop
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