A beautiful response to the epidemic of knife-related crime and violence currently threatening London’s youth. Created as a part of Barbican’s The Art Of Change film festival, director Matt Dempsey sheds light on a movement breaking down regional barriers and fostering a community of like-minded riders by simply offering young people a positive alternative.

“The death toll from knife violence is still rising rapidly. A growing number of children are becoming victims to knife violence with under 16’s most in danger whilst travelling home from school. Knife violence in London is a problem that even the authorities are struggling to find an answer to. This community of riders is not claiming to be solving the issue, they’re just aiming to provide a sense of community for some of the youths who may be swayed by bad influences or violence.”

Watch above and see credits below!

 

Directed by Matt Dempsey
DOP: Charles Mori
Producer: Kylie McDowell
Sound Design: Goncalo
1st AC: Mitch Noakes
Production Company: Masses Collective
Agency: The Smalls

 

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