One Mile Away

The Burgers and the Johnsons are rival gangs who have been killing each other in a postcode war in Birmingham for fifteen years. We have filmed a fragile truce process from its beginning in September 2010. But in order for it to prosper, wounds from the past need to be healed. In 2002, 27 people were killed, culminating in the notorious murders of Charlene Ellis & Leticia Shakespeare on New Years Day 2003. Solicitor Errol Robinson called the subsequent trial a ‘major miscarriage of justice’. ‘One Mile Away’ will document the truce and unravel the systemic causes of this small war.

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