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On the Edge

Synopsis
Two rough sleepers who are living ‘on the edge’ meet and start a relationship that gives them confidence to rebuild their lives and re-engage with society.

This short fictional film tells a very contemporary story of survival in a divided Britain that is shrinking its welfare system as the gap between rich an poor widens and the flood waters rise. Filmed on the riverbank in York by Cathy Denford, this optimistic story suggests alternative lifestyles and ways out of economic/political chaos. A good discussion starter.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
poverty; social conditions

Online availability

URI
https://vimeo.com/93052060
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Cathy Denford

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£20.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
28 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

Risky Things

Email
admin@riskythings.co.uk
Web
http://www.riskythings.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01904 643844
Address
23 New Walk Terrace
York
YO10 4BG

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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