In The Making, Longlist - Personal Project

Homeless not Hopeless

Friederike Thiesen

Homeless not Hopeless - The strength we don't see. This project, for us, can be summarised in one sentence: To face homeless people with respect, dignity, and decency. Communicated through dancing. To send this as a message to the world, it is not about presenting the homeless person as a sad, lost, and suffering character. This is what we all see superficially every day and sadly this represents a "habitual image" for us. With this project, I wanted to represent the much more important part of a homeless person, the part that makes him or her persevere every day, which gives them the strength to carry on and not give up. The hope for improvement. Dreams.

Graduated master student, freelancer, internship at a film production company at the moment.