Thursday, 28 June 2012

Observing people's reactions to the riots last summer was a frustrating experience. In its immediate aftermath any attempt to understand the situation was shouted down with cries of 'feral youth' and 'criminal underclass', as previously liberal minded people started calling for martial law and extolling the merits of the water canon.

Thankfully, as the dust has settled the debate has moved on. There was the Guardian / LSE study, the verbatim theatre production at the Tricycle, the book by Tottenham MP David Lammy. And now this: a feature length documentary called Riot from Wrong. Made by young people, the film promises to bring their unique perspective to the mix - something which has been largely overlooked in discussions surrounding what was after all a youth-led phenomenon. Can't wait to see it.  

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