Directed by Piotr Bernaś
Documentary (running time - 18m)
NEIGHBOURS is an investigation into the tragic killing of Arek Jozwik, a 40-year old Polish resident of Harlow, Essex by a gang of youths in August 2016. Coming soon after the UK referendum on Brexit, Arek's death sparked fears of a wave of hate crime & was cause for a more general unease about the politcs of identity in contemporary Britain.
A restrained, organic musical palette of piano, solo strings & drones were used to underscore the tragic nature of the main characters & to accentuate the sense of alienation & hostility experienced by this migrant community in the UK.