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Alumni film selected for BFI London Film Festival 2016

Through Our Eyes Wednesday 5 October 2016

A short film co-created by Hope alumni Joe Reel and Ian Broadhurst has been officially selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2016.

The hard-hitting Murderous Injustice from film company Through Our Eyes, will be screened under a short films programme entitled ‘A World at War’.

Described as ‘films that span the globe, highlighting activism, revolution, misguided patriotism, the refugee experience and war’, the programme features tales that range from Syria, to the Sahara and English council estates.

Murderous Injustice depicts real-life incidents that contributed to a devastating hate crime on an estate in Bristol in 2013.

Joe, who studied Film and TV Production, and History and Media graduate Ian, joined Through Our Eyes after graduating from Hope.

However, the pair advised students looking to get into the industry to seize any opportunity for experience.

Ian said: “Don’t wait until you’ve finished your degree to look for work, get involved early - pick up equipment and have a go.”

Joe added that experience is important, but will not always be profitable. He said: “Don’t be afraid to work for free if it means you can get exposure to the industry.”

Murderous Injustice will be screened on Sunday 9th October at the ICA Cinema, London and on Monday 10th October at BFI Southbank, London.

The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place from 5th – 16th October 2016.

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