Street Smart: Save Our Souls


Written by Luke Barnes


After turning 18 Brooke, played by Chrystal Rothery, is forced onto the street therein enduring the horrors of homelessness.

This film really hit a nerve with me, too often we think when we see homeless people on the street that they have ended up there because of drink or drugs but far too often the real cause is bad circumstance and no societal safety net to help them when they needed it. This film explores these issues and notions around our perception of the homeless and does so in a really clever way that forces you to readdress your own beliefs.

Moreover, the message of the film, as I took it at least, that something needs to be done about the ever rising number of homeless people on our streets in that they need to be better treated, and have more means to save themselves and that as a society we have failed them is incredibly powerful and poignant.

The central performances are also both very good and encapsulate this idea of struggle to a tee.

Overall, a very worthwhile film.


The characters

The message

The questions it raises and the statements it makes

The ending


A bit of a slow start

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