Hundreds of thousands of homeless people in Australia are hidden and go unrecognised as homeless. The majority of them are women. In fact, women over 50 are the fastest growing demographic of homeless in the developed world and are increasingly referred to as the hidden homeless.
The documentary UNDER COVER follows 10 of these women. For these women, life hasn’t panned out the way they expected.
Following its premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2022 and a national theatrical release, Hyphen is screening UNDER COVER as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Narrated by Margot Robbie, UNDER COVER shares the moving but optimistic portraits of these women, revealing the struggles they face and lays bare the flaws in our society, as well as our economic fragility in the modern world.
The film is written, directed and produced by documentary filmmaker Sue Thomson, and produced by Adam Farrington Williams.
This event will include a screening of the film and a discussion on the key themes with local organisations working in the affordable housing space.
Free. Bookings essential.