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Drama - Completed 2006

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Neil BISWAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Neil BISWAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas BROWN (Oxford Film & Television)
    • Synopsis
    • A powerful feature-length drama inspired by real life events - BRADFORD RIOTS tells the story of a group of young Asian men whose lives, families and community have been defined and decimated by the events of 7th July 2001 which led to the most serious case of rioting in mainland Britain for 20 years. It examines the Muslim community from the inside to show how it lived and breathed before mass violence blew up on its streets and explores the painful aftermath of that day.
      Karim, a university politics student returns to his home town for the summer vacation to find racial tensions are brewing. After a series of riots in neighboring areas, it is rumored that the BNP are preparing to target Bradford for their next march which leads the police to cancel the town's main annual Asian festival, the Mela, over concerns of possible violence. As tensions mount, Karim and his friends find it increasingly difficult to avoid being drawn into a violent confrontation which will change all their lives forever.