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A film from Clean Break

Hope is an uplifting story of personal growth and community activism, exploring what hope means for women facing adversity. Through personal stories, reflection, poetry and movement, Natasha, Carina, Michelle and Nicole navigate how we can hold on to hope in times of uncertainty, and what to do when the world makes you feel there is none to be found.

This lyrical documentary offers an intimate portrait of four women pushing back against oppressive forces which threaten to squash their spirit. It invites us all to consider: where does hope come from, what sustains it during times of darkness, and how can we share it with others?

Co-created by Nicole Hall, Michelle Hamilton, Kirsty Housley, Carina Murray, Natasha Jean Sparkes, and River.

Running time: 27 minutes

Age guidance: 12

Self-care guide and content warnings
Hope includes swear-words, and references to alcohol/substance misuse, domestic violence, suicide and mental ill-health. Because these themes might be challenging to engage with, especially if you are personally affected, we created a self-care guide which includes content warnings, grounding exercises, self-care tips, and useful information about watching the film.

Purchasing Hope will give you access to versions of the film with and without audio-description.
Both versions of Hope can be watched with or without subtitles.

If you are a community group who would like access to the film for free, please contact production@cleanbreak.org.uk

With special thanks to all those that supported Hope by donating to the Big Give Women & Girls Match Fund 2022.


£20 Pay it forward - This ticket allows us to provide the film to women with lived experience at a reduced cost.

£10 Standard price

£5 Concession - Please chose this option if the standard price is a barrier to you.

£1 Lived experience - This option is for women with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

Purchasing this film means you are supporting Clean Break's life changing with with women with experience of the criminal justice system, or those who are at risk of entering it.

All price bands have access to the film for one month from purchase.


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