Screening & Q&A: H is for Harry with director Q&A

H is for Harry
Screening
H is for Harry

Event Date

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Event Time

10:00 - 11:55

Location

The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, Greater London, NW10 3JU, England

12A

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

11–14

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Economic
  • English
  • Health
  • Literacy
  • Personal
  • PSHE Education
  • Social

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

Documenting two years in the life of Harry, a charismatic, working class eleven-year-old struggling to adjust to secondary education. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with one of the films directors.

This screening is supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


Speaker

Ed Owles is the co-director of H is for Harry. Ed has shot & directed films across the globe for the last 10 years for broadcast, festival & online. His first feature documentary screened at festivals around the world, was broadcast on Al-Jazeera, and was described by The Hollywood Reporter as "tremendously vivid & expertly entertaining". He is the co-founder of award-winning production company 

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Film title

H is for Harry


Synopsis

‘H is for Harry’ is a timely documentary which primarily follows the young students of Reach Academy, in the London borough of Hounslow, as they navigate their tumultuous first two years of high school. The film’s focus and title character, Harry, is a confident and charming boy of 11 who arrives at the school unable to read or write and the film gently parses out the systematic reasons for his academic struggles, including his relationship with his father who is also illiterate. His journey, along with the sustained efforts of the incredibly dedicated teachers at the school, highlight the ever-increasing gulf between the 4.1 million children living in poverty and an education system that is not suited to their needs.

mouthed strong language and moderate drug references

Director/s

Jaime Taylor, Edward Owles

Year

2019

Country of Production

Britain

Genres

  • Documentary

Language

English

Duration

80 minutes

Venue name

The Lexi Cinema

Address

194b Chamberlayne Road,
Kensal Rise,
Greater London,
NW10 3JU