Motivated by guilt, filmmaker Umut Gunduz turned his sights to helping his delinquent younger brother turn his life around by ‘giving him a voice’, in a documentary - Stevie G - which premieres at the East End Film Festival today.
One man’s mission to transform the life of his troubled younger brother and the demolition of an entire housing estate are just two topics tackled in a festival screening “bold, brave and political” films.
A troupe of actors are taking over the gardens of east London’s famous Geffrye Museum for three nights to stage a play written for the Twelfth Night of Christmas by an up-and-coming dramatist living in area for a while.
After winning over doubters on stage, London Road is coming to the big screen with stars including Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy. The team behind it tell Alex Bellotti why it’s helped a whole community rise from the ashes.
The stretch of City Road between Angel and Old Street has changed beyond all recognitions during the past couple of years – where once stood disused car parks and Brownfield sites now stand glittering glass behemoths.