Black Sheep at BFI LFF


59th BFI London Film Festival

The closing gala to the BFI LFF at Tobacco Dock was a great send of for the Capitals festival. Over the course of 12 days of films, elegant parties and talks Black Sheep was screened three times (twice at BFI Southbank and once at the Curzon Soho). 

Part of both the 'Families at War' program and the Education screening, the latter of which gave me the opportunity to answer a number of questions in a Q&A with the audience. The film raised much discuss with how I portrayed the two young brothers in the doc and If by not overtly/directly critiquing the Islamophobic right wing cause I was influencing and trying to sympathize the audience with the EDL. My response to that question was that he should probably re-watch the film. 

Still not as bad as the Q&A I had in France over the summer where I had the blunt question of 'are you a racist'..... and  I thought the French where an intelligent audience.