No Place Like Home (1993) [Short]

USA (MIFF 1994 , Documentary)
Director: Kathryn Hunt

No Place Like Home is the story of a young girl, Barbara Faye Wilson, who lives with her mother, brother and sister in homeless shelters and cheap motels. This film is arresting in both its bleak nature and emotional intensity. It unfolds as a diary, quietly observing over eight months the comings and goings of the Wilson family as they spend their days stretching welfare checks and shuttling between shelters while they wait for public housing and a future that doesn't seem to arrive. Barbara's mother, Lori Wilson, recounts a childhood of abuse and violence which is then mirrored by her own daughter's experience.

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