Riot From Wrong Screening
Exactly one year to the day filming commenced, an exclusive preview screening of Riot From Wrong will be taking place at The BFI SouthBank on Thursday August the 9th at 4pm. This will be followed by a Q&A with members of the team.
A remarkable feature length youth-led documentary; filmed across the breadth of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the riots of 2011. Riot From Wrong was born out of a severe need to look deeper than the actions of those that rioted and in doing so it goes right to the heart of the issues affecting our society. The aim of this epic journey is to investigate sustainable solutions for measurable change.
“This film breaks the mould of conventional perceptions peddled by the mainstream media. It opens doors that have remained firmly closed on a generation which feels disenfranchised and disempowered. Made by young people at street level who have access and credibility, not by pontificating pundits. It is set to become an historic and definitive document. A resource which should be viewed by all those who care about the restoration of an inclusive and effective democracy” Michael Mansfield, QC
“One thing I learned from Riot From Wrong is that 14 young people can get closer to the truth than 90% of working journalists” Dan Hancox, Author of Kettled Youth, Journalist at The Guardian
Touching dialogue from the family of Mark Duggan and victims of the unrest punctuate contributions from many people, including those overlooked by mainstream media. Engaging the audience throughout whilst delivering a plethora of viewpoints, from those who rioted and looted to the Met police, young people across the country and community activists. These viewpoints intertwine the perspectives of QC Michael Mansfield, Journalist Polly Toynbee and MP David Lammie amongst many others. This provides a unique and unbiased account of the biggest incident of civil unrest in modern British history. The unparalleled access and vast array of voices is the upshot of 45 hours of footage, 60 interviews and over 200 hours of editing. Captivating, raw and fascinatingly thought provoking, Riot From Wrong succeeds in looking deeper through the lens.
Critically acclaimed previews across the UK include pre-screenings at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (Belfast), Riverside Studio’s, Somerset House and The Rio Cinema as part of the East End Film Festival. Riot From Wrong has also received extensive press coverage.
Dialogue from the film also made a significant contribution to the acclaimed Tricycle Theatre play, The Riots. In addition; excerpts from the film contributed to the Cambridge University Riot Symposium, cementing this documentary as a vital social document of our time.
When: Thursday 09th August 2012 at 16.00
Where: British Film Institute (BFI) – South Bank Waterloo. London. SE1 8XT.
To watch the Official Trailer;
Here’s the review on Riot From Wrong from The Institute of Race Relations;