500 Lives 500 Homes is a three year campaign to break the cycle of homelessness for families, young people and adults in Brisbane who are homeless or vulnerably housed. 500 Lives 500 Homes is a coalition of government and non-government agencies supported by the Queensland Government’s Home for Good initiative and the Brisbane City Council.
A documentary film
is a non-fictional
, motion picture
intended to “document reality
, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record
has been described as “a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries”.
Documentary films were originally called “actuality
films”, and were one minute, or less, in length. Over time, documentaries have evolved to be longer in length, and to include more categories; some examples being: educational
, and docufiction
. Documentaries are meant to be informative
works, and are often used within schools, as a resource to teach various principles
Social media platforms, such as YouTube, have provided an avenue for the growth of the documentary film genre. These platforms have increased the distribution area and ease-of-accessibility; thereby, enhancing the ability to educate a larger volume of viewers, and broadening the reach of persons who receive that information.
A nonprofit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity, not-for-profit organization, or nonprofit institution, is an organization traditionally dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. In economic terms, it is an organization using its surplus of the revenues to further achieve its ultimate objective, rather than distributing its income to the organization’s shareholders, leaders, or members. Being public extensions of a nation’s revenue department, nonprofits are tax-exempt or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization. They can operate in religious, scientific, research, or educational settings.
The key aspects of nonprofits are accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to every person who has invested time, money, and faith into the organization. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to the donors, founders, volunteers, program recipients, and the public community. Public confidence is a factor in the amount of money that a nonprofit organization is able to raise. The more nonprofits focus on their mission, the more public confidence they will have, and as a result, more money for the organization. The activities a nonprofit is partaking in can help build the public’s confidence in nonprofits, as well as how ethical the standards and practices are.