13 November 2011

Chim Chim Cher-ee - Turin Brakes

This is a beautifully put together short film about homelessness by Philip Bloom. It raises awareness of an issue that most people like to pretend doesn't exist, at least not in the most powerful country in the world.

You could argue that it does beautify some very distressing circumstances through these stunning shots, but it is this juxtaposition of human suffering and wonderful filmmaking that provokes thought about these things going on day in and day out that are tucked away out of sight.

Plus the soundtrack is beautifully chosen – a serene (at least to begin with) and haunting version of the Mary Poppins number Chim Chim Cher-ee by London based band Turin Brakes.