This moving coming-of-age documentary follows 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, can he 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 different future for himself.
Screening in partnership with The English Association at the University of Leicester. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Rob Penman, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
The English Association is a registered charity and learned society which aims to further the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the English language and its literatures and to foster good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.
Dir: Edward Owles, Jaime Taylor
UK 2018, 80mins