Previously at the ICA - Films
18 Nov 2014
Jumah is a former African child solider, brought to London a few years ago by his adoptive mother. Nearing his sixteenth birthday Jumah is just beginning to adapt to life on the council estate and coming to terms with his violent past.
Developing a keen interest in barbering, and with a romance blossoming with a girl at school things for Jumah are looking hopeful, until he witnesses a stabbing by a fellow pupil. Threatened into not telling the police, Jumah struggles to maintain control of his emotions as echoes of his past begin to haunt him in this taut teen drama.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's Writer and Director Rob Brown.
Rob Brown is an award winning Writer/Director whose work has been screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival and broadcast on BBC TV. Sixteen is Rob's first script and debut feature film.
Young people will have the opportunity to ask Rob questions about the making of the film and his career during the Q&A.
This film is part of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child strand of the Into Film Festival.
Reccomended for ages 15-19.
Sixteen, dir. Rob Brown, UK 2013, 80 mins.
This film has not been certificated by the BBFC. Into Film suggest it is the equivalent of a 15 suitable for ages 14+. Contains some strong language, scenes of violence and threat and sexual references.