[76 mins | Documentary | Release date: November 2019 | Australia]
Where are the lost kids of 2008’s confronting documentary ‘THE OASIS’?
This follow-up film revisits the homeless teens whose chaotic lives shocked the nation.
In 2008, feature documentary THE OASIS, shocked Australia with its gritty insight into the lives of wayward teens at a chaotic youth refuge in inner-city Sydney. Drug psychoses, emotional breakdowns, teenage pregnancies and the dangers of street life were writ large for a national audience.
Transitioning seamlessly between never-seen-before material from 2008 and contemporary footage, LIFE AFTER THE OASIS builds a rare, longitudinal portrait of these inspirational, disadvantaged young Australians. Now in their late 20s and 30s, they have weathered difficult and intense passages into adulthood, coming of age in a world rife with violence, poverty, addiction and mental illness. Yet their stories, though plagued by adversity, are stories of incredible resilience and survival.