One Mile Away

One Mile Away

  • Director(s): Penny Woolcock
  • Producer(s): James Purnell
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Language(s): United Kingdom
  • Format: HDCAM
  • Website: www.pennywoolcock.co.uk/

Inner cities are little war zones in which bloody wars are fought. Gangs of young men stab and shoot each other ‘on sight’ for straying into the wrong postcode. The rest of us cross these front lines every day without knowing it – but if you're a young man from, in this case, the Jamaican community in Birmingham you are in mortal danger whether you are armed or affiliated or not. Most of these killings and stabbings don’t even make the local news. One Mile Away tells the human side of gang violence, of people who are both perpetrators and victims. These are issues that are hard to understand and seem impossible to resolve. This film is a rare opportunity to do both. This is up close to the young men who are right at the heart of British gang violence and who wish to change things from the inside out.

INDUSTRY SCREENING ONLY, NO PUBLIC TICKETS AVAILABLE

Director Filmography
  • 2009, The Death of Klinghoffer
  • 2005, 1 Day
  • 2003, Mischief Night
Credits
Executive Producer(s):
Peter Dale
Editor(s):
Alex Fry
Music(s):
Urban Monk
Director(s):
Penny Woolcock
Producer(s):
James Purnell