So nice news, Cate is such a sweetheart, acts like this make me admire her even more
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is urging Australian children to pick up a video camera and raise awareness for youth homelessness.
Blanchett was in Sydney on Wednesday to launch the The Oasis: Homeless Short Film Competition to coincide with Young Homelessness Matters Day.
The national competition is asking students to make a three-minute short film about homelessness.
Ms Blanchett says the competition will help young people become more aware of the struggles less fortunate children go through.
“Film and theatre and the visual arts I really strongly believe have an exceptional and unique capacity to spread important social issues and help produce change in our community,” she said.
“I’d like to encourage school students both primary and secondary to not only pick up a camera and participate in the competition but to use the education resource and to delve into the issues and make outstanding films.