In Australia’s towns and cities, people are in rental stress*. Families, professionals, essential workers, students and creatives – millions of people – being forced from the hearts of our urban centres, denied a chance at community, and increasingly held back from living ‘sustainable’ lifestyles. So – what are we going to do?
This genre-bashing documentary spends time with essential workers, artists, young families and students who all have one thing in common – they rent in parts of our towns often deemed the cultural hubs – making the towns what they are, and they are a key to a sense of community. In its hybridized, comedy meets documentary style it follows the threads of their stories while simultaneously allowing our host, satirist and renter Mark Humphries, space to dive into the system that got Australia here.