Youngun

© Alex Melhuish
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SYNOPSIS

A feature documentary exposing the root causes of youth and gun violence within a Californian African-American community, and the scars left in its wake. Dante a teenager takes us on this brutally honest journey through Fruitvale, Oakland, where he explores aspects of his life; questioning the poverty, deprivation and abundance of guns within his community. Dante interviews local police officers, criminologists and local activists to give us the insight into the lives of many young black men living in contemporary American inner cities.

Welsh Filmmaker Alex Melhuish gained valuable access to this Oakland community whilst he was living there as a student.

WELSH CONNECTIONS

Director/Director of Photography: Alex Melhuish
Supported by: BFI Network, Ffilm Cymru Wales

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Director: Alex Melhuish
Producer: Stella Nwimo
Executive Producer: Tracy Spotiswoode
Editor: Kant Pan
Director of Photography: Alex Melhuish
Music: Richard Fielding. Hip hop artist and Producer: Lord Rab

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Length: 89 mins
Language:  English
Format: Digital
Certificate: Check with distributor

RELEASE

Date: 2018

Rights: Stella Nwimo
Contact: stellanwimo@gmail.com

Production Company: Alex Melhuish
Contact: Gwadahir@hotmail.com

WHAT NEXT? 

This film is covered by our Made In Wales stratedgy. If you are a member of Film Hub Wales you may be eligible to submit a proposal for support. Read our Made In Wales strategy.

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