In 2016, squatters occupy a row of empty houses that lay vacant in Collingwood while 247 people slept on the streets in Melbourne’s CBD. The story of Bendigo Street inspires communities to take action against the forces that have shaped our housing system as we have come to know it.
Jasmine is a Gen-Y Kurdish woman, making her debut as writer and director of “Bendigo Street”. Jasmine’s mother tongue is Sorani Kurdish and is fluent in Persian and Bahasa Indonesia. Jasmine has a lived experience of homelessness and incarceration and she is currently studying an Honours in Criminology at the University of Melbourne. Jasmine has been generating media for over a decade for a variety of social justice organisations and media outlets. She believes in the power of media to strengthen emancipatory struggles and social movements.