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  • 90m
  • Directed by Kirsty Housley
  • Cast includes Nicole Hall, Michelle Hamilton, Carina Murray, Natasha Jean Sparkes
  • Cert 12

Hope is a newly co-created film from Clean Break Members and director Kirsty Housley, exploring what hope means for women facing adversity. Through personal stories, reflection, poetry and movement, Natasha, Carina, Michelle and Nicole navigate how we can hold on to hope in times of uncertainty, and what to do when the world makes you feel there is none to be found.

This lyrical documentary offers an intimate portrait of four women pushing back against oppressive forces which threaten to squash their spirit. It invites us all to consider: where does hope come from, what sustains it during times of darkness, and how can we share it with others?

Clean Break changes lives and changes minds through theatre – on stage, in prison and in the community. Founded in 1979 by two women in prison who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of women who are criminalised to a wider audience, they remain true to these roots: inspiring playwrights and captivating audiences with award-winning plays on the complex theme of women and criminalisation. Their previous film, Sweatbox, is available to view online.