City of Children

Arantxa Hernández Barthe -United Kingdom
2019 — Documentary — English subtitles — arantxahbarthe@gmail.com

Welcome to Holmewood in West Yorkshire, Northern England. A place where drug use and drinking among teenagers and children is rife. Where poverty is all encompassing and where the wayward paths of parents and neglect of social services have severely infected their offspring and trickled into every crack of the black tarmac that runs through Holmewood estate. A unique and startling look into modern day British poverty, but one which also shows glimmers of hope and moments of pure unadulterated joy and fun.

The film is screened in the following programmes