EHRC: George the Poet – Hate Crime
EHRC: George the Poet
Late in 2016 I was asked by Silverfish Media to come up with film ideas for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in the UK. The EHRC wanted a project that confronted racism head on, its causes, and how an inclusive and tolerant society deals with bigotry and prejudice.
I was familiar with George the Poet, liked his work and knew he’d be brilliant onscreen. I hoped he’d be interested in writing something and fortunately he agreed and delivered the poem within a week .
The one day shoot early in 2017 was pretty straightforward. George was magnificent as we’d expected. And the resulting film speaks for itself.