The Selfish Giant (Barnard, 2013)
Set on the outskirts of Bradford, the film follows two young lads, Arbor and Swifty, and their dealings with a local scrap dealer. Boldly cinematic and featuring astonishing performances from the two leads, The Selfish Giant further cements Barnard’s reputation as a visionary filmmaker.
Paul Brightly-Jones: Lead on school exclusions and reintegration, London Borough of Croydon
Jason Strelitz, Assistant Director of Public Health and lead for maternity, children and young people, Camden & Islington; Co-Author of “Decent Childhoods – Reframing the fight to End Child Poverty”
Peter Wilson, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Co-Founder of Young Minds
The Kid With a Bike (Dardenne Brothers, 2011)
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this deeply moving film tells the story of Cyril, a young boy abandoned by his father and left in a children’s home. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser Samantha agrees to foster him on weekends. .
The screening was followed by a discussion on the film and its themes, by an expert panel:
- James Foyle, Recruitment and Retention Consultant, The Fostering Network
- Karen Goodman, Professional Officer, British Association of Social Workers
- Jamie Steele, Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Exeter
Chair: Dr. Andrea Goddard, Consultant Paediatrician and Lead in Adolescent Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, London