H Is For Harry + Q&A

2018

Director

Edward Owles & Jaime Taylor

 

Country

UK

 

Duration

81min

 

Date

Thu 6th Sep, 18:45

 

Location

Curzon Soho

 

Ed & Jaime have run Postcode Films for the past 10 years, working on films for NGOs, museums and arts organisations. Jaime also worked as Producer on the BAFTA-nominated, double Grierson winning The Secret History of Our Streets (BBC2). Ed’s short films have been broadcast on C4 and Al-Jazeera, his previous feature documentary, screened at festivals worldwide, was included in 2014’s edition of the festival.

A coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year old boy who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, and the unfailing support of his father, he struggles to overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family. Against the backdrop of a Britain riven with debates around class, identity and social mobility, the film follows Harry over two years as he fights not only to improve academically but also to believe in a better future for himself.

+ Q&A with the filmmakers. This is a World Premiere.