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2015 15min

Black Sheep

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Black Sheep follows two brothers from the North of England and their adolescent curiosity for the EDL - a right-wing street protest movement against radical Islam in Britain.

AWARDS: Best First Film. Tirana International Film Festival/ Special Jury Mention. Moscow International Documentary Film Festival/
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA, BAFTA (Shortlisted), BFI London Film Festival, Grierson Awards, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Premiers Plans Angers Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Festival Dei Popoli, New Orleans Film Festival, American Documentary Film Festival, Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, World Film Festival, Flensburg Short Film Festival, MOV Film Festival, MOV Film Festival, Berlin British Short Film Festival
 

Black Sheep, the thin line between homeland and xenophobia in England

Two teenagers from a town in the North West of England attend for the first time a demonstration of the English Defense League (EDL), a right-wing organization famous for preaching Islamophobia.

The short film begins with a parent-child home conversation where the event is anticipated as a catalyst to express the need to defend a notion of country that they believe is threatened by the growing number of Muslim inmigrants.

The feeling of belonging to a group with common ideals, something so intrinsically part of youth, permeates this journey of two boys through the thin line that marks the distance between the concepts of homeland and xenophobia.

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