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After twenty years of homelessness, one woman finds empowerment BY sharing her journey through the lens of a camera.
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Picturing Home is a 50-minute documentary film that follows the life changing journey of Jai Jaru, born in Thailand and adopted by a family from Adelaide. Jai escapes to Sydney, but instead ends up homeless on and off for twenty years. One day, Jai is given a disposable camera, which ends up changing her life.

Directed by Annette Cohen, written by Marcus Gillezeau, ‘Picturing Home’ was filmed over three years in inner Sydney. 

 

With a community photo competition as the backdrop, the film explores the difficult journey of the homeless through our guide Jai. We learn how she got to where she is, the struggle to fit in to society and how she sees the world through her camera lens. The story culminates in Jai's first solo photography exhibition.

 

This is a story of the importance of home, of human frailty, and ultimately finding connection and hope

 

WATCH FILM

 
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Crew

DirectoR and Producer

Annette Cohen

WRITER AND CO-PRODUCER

Marcus gillezeau

executive Producer

ellenor cox

music

guy gross

Director of Photography/co-producer

Richard Wilmot

Cinematography

Eliya Cohen

annette cohen

editor

marcus gillezeau

 

Contact

 

ANNETTE COHEN

annette.cohen1@gmail.com

 
 

LOST PERSPECTIVES

by jai jaru

Jai's journey culminated in her first solo photography exhibition 'Lost Perspectives' in January 2020 in Sydney.

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