PRESENT TENSE (BBC FOUR)

tv mini-series broadcast on BBC FOUR, online release July 2020.
documentary | 2019 | 20mins (4 x 5 mins)

S.E.N? - DEBRIS STEVENSON

The current education system doesn’t work for everyone. Grime-poet Debris Stevenson takes us back to her experience at school when she was labelled as someone with dyslexia and a failure.

featured poets DEBRIS STEVENSON, REUBEN FIELD, RHEIMA IBRAHIIM-ROBINSON & SAJU AHMED.

A collection of personal stories, seen through the eyes of spoken word poets. Dealing with themes of loss, anger, immigration and love, we are taken on journey to hear what they have to say about the UK today, in its present tense.

director, producer & editor ALFIE BARKER
exec producers BETH TURRELL & SOLOMON NWABUEZE
associate producer CLAUDIA LEE

director of photography TOM LA MOTTE
camera assistant AMOL DATTA
sound recordist MATTHEW EDWARDS

sound designer BREEN TURNER
composer BENJAMIN SQUIRES
grade CAROLINE MORIN
post-producer MIKAEL NAKKAS @ WASH

also featuring BRYONY CORRIGAN, YANO S. VARELA.

special thanks HOPE MOON, DELIA BARKER, JAMIE HUTCHINSON, CHRIS HORDLEY, LEEDS FILM, ADELE LAURENCE, BETH EDGAR, KIRKLEE'S COUNCIL, CATHERINE BRAY.

a FILM ROUNDHOUSE production. Funded by Creative England, BBC Arts and Roundhouse.

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