Victoria is facing a housing crisis and an opioid epidemic. More than 1,500 people are homeless in the Capital Region. CHEK Television focused on these societal challenges with the broadcast premiere of “Us & Them” – a compelling documentary that follows four individuals over ten years on the streets of Victoria. The result is a film that is bound to change attitudes, policies, and most importantly, lives.
CHEK broadcasted “Us & Them” at 8 pm on Feb. 23. CHEK showed “Us & Them” commercial free. And immediately following the film, CHEK broadcasted a panel discussion moderated by CHEK News anchor Ben O’Hara Byrne. The panel will include filmmaker Krista Loughton, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, and representatives from Island Health and The Our Place Society.
The film presentation and panel discussion are presented by the Victoria Foundation, with support from Island Health.
As an independent, employee-owned station, CHEK is proud to be able to make this film available to a wide audience for the first time. You can now rent or buy the documentary on Vimeo.