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Event details

FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILM DIRECTOR MARC ISAACS

Attending this event

Marc Isaacs

Marc Isaacs has made more than 10 creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA Awards. Marc is a guest tutor at the London Film School, the NFTS and Royal Holloway University. His filmography includes Lift (2001), Calais: The Last Border (2003), All White in Barking (2008), Men of the City (2009), Outside the Court (2011) and The Road: A Story of Life and Death (2013).

Films screening at this event

The Road: A Story of Life and Death

Director
Marc Isaacs
Country
UK
Year
2013
Duration
75 min

A fascinating and intimate insight into the lives of people who have come to London from afar in order to seek a better life and struggled to make the city their home.

Since Roman times migrants settled on the A5, the 300 mile-long lifeline connecting Anglesey to Marble Arch in central London. A collage of memorable characters are our guides: a charismatic 95-year-old Jewish widow who fled pre-war Vienna; Iqbal,an Indian poet who cleans hotel rooms by day, Keelta, an Irish singer; and Bridget, a retired air hostess. A poignant, life- affirming film.