British Independent Film Awards BIFA

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2017 BIFA Nominations

Half Way

Filmed over a year, Daisy-May (BAFTA Breakthrough Brit) is both director and daughter as her and her family fight to retain their dignity in a hostel whilst waiting to be rehoused by the council. This is an extraordinary story of courage, one which is both heart-breaking and life affirming, combining moments of tremendous tenderness with hilarious and unexpected humour. Critically-acclaimed, Half Way is an empowering and rare insight into the struggles that thousands of homeless families are facing right now.

"Very affecting doc shot by one of 2 daughters of a mum who are homeless for more than a year. This tells the story of how they came to be in that situation and how they cope with it. It was hard hitting, emotional and uplifting as well. An important story of how families fall through the cracks of the support networks in this country."

BIFA Voter