Director Henry Blake and producer Victoria Bavister discuss County Lines, a film which portrays the vulnerability of the boys recruited to sell drugs in the UK.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • What a County Line is (01.58)
  • Pupil Referral Units (03.00)
  • The county lines worker demographic: 91% teenage boys (06.00)
  • The story of the boy who inspired the film (09.00)
  • Why they decided to make the film and how they went about getting it to production (12.30)
  • How Conrad Khan was chosen for the role and prepared to play Tyler (16.00)
  • How youth violence was reduced in Glasgow by limiting school exclusion (24.00)
  • The impact of loss of community (30.00)
  • What they love about living in South East London (31.00)

If you want to watch the film - all screenings of the film will be listed at:

https://www.bfi.org.uk/whats-on/bfi-film-releases/county-lines

If you want to find out more about the film:

Instagram:

@COUNTYLINESfilm

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/COUNTYLINESfilm/

Twitter:

@COUNTYLINESfilm

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