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A Way of Life
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A Way of Life
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Set in a small community in a docks area of South Wales hit by the economic crisis. A teenage mother, Leigh-Anne Williams, and her three friends (Robbie, 17, determined to move beyond his dead-end community; Gavin, also 17, desperately chasing love; and Stephen, 15, yearning for a Welsh identity) operate along the margins of society, until one day, paranoia, boredom, frustration and anger form a lethal combination. When her baby girl?s future appears threatened, Leigh-Ann?s Turkish Muslim neighbour becomes the target of pent-up anger and humiliation. A murder takes place, seemingly driven by racial hatred, and in a moment the four teenagers seal their fate.
BIOGRAPHY
Began her artistic career as an actress in children?s programmes and BBC series, including the popular Grange Hill, later becoming a presenter of Children?s Channel. In her early twenties, she made the jump to screenwriting with the script for New Year Jamdown, a special shot in Jamaica for Channel 4, and two series of the urban drama Brothers and Sisters, which she also produced for her own company and BBC2. A Way of Life marks her feature debut.
CAST & CREW
Director
Amma Asante
Screenplay
Amma Asante
Photography
Ian Wilson
Edition
Steve Singleton, Clare Douglas
Music
David Gray
Cast
Stephanie James, Nathan Jones, Gary Sheppeard, Dean Wong, Brenda Blethyn
Running Time
91 m.
Country
UK
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