Energy poverty is a complex topic affecting 100 million people aross Europe and Northern America alone.
For the Energy Action Project together with Poul Madsen, I travelled across Europe to investigate the aspect of fuel poverty. Cold at Home, one of the resulting films, goes into the story of three people, displaced by the war in Eastern Ukraine, trying to create a new home, while struggeling with rising fuel prices and inadeqate housing.
The film won the Danish Picture of the Year Award for Long Form Documentary.
Another short form documentary for the Energy Action Project, explores the situation of inadequate housing in one of the old mining towns in Wales. With a lot of the housing not build for long term living, but still in use, isolation is very bad and therefor heating costs are high. Government programs try to fix that, but have a difficult time reaching the communities. The film follows a single mother with her two kids, how they try to safe on energy costs and educate the community at the same time.