Home Stream

Lily has been homeless for a year and a half. We gave her a phone to tell us her story.

Director Biography

"Giulia Gandini is a London-based writer/director originally from Italy. Her latest short film My Time was Oscar long-listed and was featured on Reuters, Refinery29, Yahoo and others. Her short documentary Home Stream (supported by the UN and BFI Future Film, distributed by Real Stories and NowThis) quickly reached more than 12 million organic Facebook views. She graduated with an MA in Directing from MET Film School (based in Ealing Studios, London) and she is represented for commercial work by Helen Hadfield at Snapper Films.
Lily Blackham is a British woman who after escaping her abusive partner has been living on the streets of London for the past year and a half. This is Lily's first short film and directing credit. She hopes her story inspires other people to be strong and believe in a better future."


Giulia Gandini, Lily Blackham


United Kingdom








11 min.

From the Margins

Friday, 3 September 18:05 - 19:33 / Kijkhuis 2
88 min.
Sunday, 5 September 10:15 - 11:43 / Kijkhuis 2
88 min.

Also in this session

1. Home Stream
Giulia Gandini, Lily Blackham, 11 min.
2. What We Don’t Know About Mariam
Morad Mostafa, 25 min.
3. Tictoc
Mark Waters, 21 min.
4. This Day Won't Last
Mouaad el Salem, 26 min.