All eyes were on East London in 2012. Since that summer of glory, gold medals and diamond jubilation, questions have been raised as to what kind of legacy recession-hit Britain has really inherited.
Narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour), and featuring an extraordinary new sound-score from Radiohead’s ThomYorke and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, The UK Gold follows the dramatic journey of a vicar from the Olympic host, riot-scarred borough of Hackney as the narrative travels from Zambia to Salisbury and the Caribbean to Clapton to understand the full impact of UK financial chicanery.
With the views and voices of British politicians, hedge fund masters of the universe,Vanity Fair investigative journalist Nicolas Shaxson, Private Eye’s Richard Brooks and Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, it exposes the fundamental role the City of London plays in the secretive network of tax havens and tax avoidance.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director Mark Donne, writer Richard Brooks, and Father William Taylor who is featured in the film. More panelists to be announced soon!
£8.00 Please note that this is the second screening of UK Gold at the EEFF. For tickets to the EEFF Opening Night Gala click here. Tickets available for this Genesis Cinema screening, with the panel discussion, are available from the Genesis website here.
Best Documentary Feature Competition