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Edith Bowman to showcase homelessness documentary


Broadcaster and film critic Edith Bowman will showcase a documentary fundraiser at the Long Table on Saturday.

Black Dog Way, a feature-length documentary filmed in Gloucester, is the debut of Stroud director Sam Pope.

The film focuses on the pressing issue of homelessness. The story is set around protagonist Steve Gower and his encounter with homelessness, whilst exposing the viewers to both those that work with those that find themselves homeless and the real lives of those that experience homelessness in Gloucester.

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Sam Pope and Steve Gower

Black Dog Way, was shot on the streets of Gloucester over four years. It follows the exploits and tireless campaigning of homeless activist and campaigner, Steve. At 49, Steve found himself homeless and at the mercy of a dysfunctional and fragmented support system. He saw up close the plight of the most vulnerable. Galvanised by his experiences he set out to stop anyone else falling into this trap.

For Steve, the film is a rallying cry and call to action on behalf the most vulnerable and marginalised in British society, those that find themselves homeless and living on the streets.

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Edith and The Long Table have come together to support the final fundraiser for Black Dog Way, with communal food, an amazing  raffle of eclectic film memorabilia donated from Edith’s personal collection and a in-depth discussion.

The Long Table will open its doors at 5pm for its delicious food, followed by a Q&A at 7.30pm with the director; Sam Pope, editor; Katherine Glynn-Jones and the films protagonist; Steve Gower.

Link to tickets and event 


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