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Fire in the Bookshop

Timothy X Atack holds a satirical mirror up to an imaginary Britain – a dystopia where books are shunned and bullies have business arrangements with their schools.

Timothy X Atack holds a satirical mirror up to an imaginary Britain – a dystopia where books are shunned and bullies have business arrangements with their schools.

Documentary maker Jeremy J Wylie confronts his own childhood demons by embarking on an “up close and personal” investigation of how bullying has changed over 30 years. His first encounter is with 15 year old Kevin Hartcliffe who is employed by his own school, Straight Edge Academy, to keep fellow pupils in line. But things get more intriguing when Jeremy meets pupils Dulcie Arnold and Shawnessa Mengis. He starts to find out just how crooked things are in Straight Edge.

Cast:

Jeremy J Wylie...................Tom Meeten
Juliet .............................Pippa Haywood
Hartcliffe...................Tom Edward-Kane
Dulcie............................Ayesha Antoine
Shawnessa...................Evlyne Oyedokun

Writer: Timothy X Atack
Director: Alison Crawford

Photo courtesy of Victoria Cansfield

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