Have you ever wondered what lies behind the closed doors on the streets we all live on? There are more than 300 people living in the 116 houses on filmmaker Sue Bourne's street. After 14 years of living on the same street, she practically knew none of her neighbours. Intrigued by what stories might lie on her own doorstep, she began knocking on the 116 doors on her street and meeting some of the 300 people who are her neighbours.
In My Street, Sue peeks behind the net curtains and reveals remarkable stories, hidden from view, on what could be anyone’s neighbourhood. There are millionaires living next door to people on benefits, convicted drug smugglers alongside classical composers. On her journey up and down the street she meets wild party animals and recluses, the very young and the very old. She finds stories of success and tragedy and sees how illness and loneliness, hope and happiness have left their mark on the lives of her neighbours.
This gently humorous and thoughtful film ranges from flashes of joy to total darkness, reflecting the rich tapestry of human life that makes up My Street. How well do you know your neighbours?... Read more.