Meet Damo: affable and high-spirited Big Issue vendor to the tight-knit community of Melbourne's cosmopolitan, colourful Fitzroy suburb.
In this multi-award winning documentary film, Damo reflects on past and present with touching honesty. Try reconciling the image of a well-heeled gent confidently addressing a delegation of State politicians and dignitaries on housing and related issues, with the image of a heroin user, street-wise and homeless for ten years!...and you get the gist of Damo's remarkable tale.
DOP/Editor: Ben Sierakowski
Executive Producer: Kurt Breitenmoser, Erwin Films
Writer/director: Suzi Taylor
Music: Cat Empire
It's a tribute to our dynamic human capacity for re-invention and is a subtle challenge to mainstream representations of heroin and its dependants.