Penny Woolcock is a popular British filmmaker who gained popularity for the film, Tina Goes Shopping. Woolcock is an activist who founded a radical theatre group in 1967, which led to her arrest. Her parents decided to send her to Europe for her own safety but instead eloped with her lover and had lived in Barcelona.
By far one of Woolcock’s most notable works is a film which depicts life on the streets. During the making of the film, Woolcock befriended homeless people and worked with them in the eight months it took to complete the project. It was during this period in her life that she realized that having no money was the least of the homeless’ worries. On The Streets tells the story of people haunted by their past and living the hard life on the streets, vulnerable from the elements and judgment by society.