"Marc Isaacs stakes a claim as documentary film-making's pre-eminent people person"
The Guardian
"Powerful, thought-provoking and deeply moving"
ViewLondon
"More than a film about immigration, this is a film about London - a city where... life's roads are far too unpredictable to be mapped."
Time Out
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The Road: A Story of Life and Death

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Acclaimed documentarian Marc Isaacs (All White in Barking, Men of the City) offers a fascinating and intimate insight into the lives of people who have come to London from afar and struggled to make the city their home.

Isaacs introduces a diverse number of characters who have made their way to London, from all over the world, in order to seek a better life. There’s a young Irish woman who dreams of becoming a singer, who takes a job pulling pints in Cricklewood, serving the generations of Irish people who came over before her; a lonely Irish ex construction worker losing his battle to booze; a man from Kashmir working in a hotel, trying to earn enough money so his wife can join him; an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna when Hitler was in power; and a glamorous retired German air stewardess living with her estranged husband.

Fused with wonderful moments of humour and equally heart-breaking moments where broken dreams are revealed, The Road: A Story of Life and Death is a highly affecting study of immigration.

Cast

N/A

Certificate

E

Genre

Documentary

Running Time

75 minutes

Language

English

Directed by

Marc Issacs

Written by

Marc Isaacs and Iqbal Ahmed

Produced by

Rachel Wexler and Aisling Ahmed

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