It seems like every day there’s outrage across our screens, some imbalance in our society pitching us into a battle over one imbalance or another. It may be colour; creed; ethnicity; gender; sexual orientation; religion: the list is endless and if I’m being topical, I could even throw Brexit into the mix: are you a Leaver or Remainer?
There’s been a lot of statistics on knife crime recently including that there were 40,147 recordable offences involving a knife in England & Wales last year. The number of fatal stabbings was the highest since records began.
Every now and then something powerful comes along that sensitively tackles a subject most care to avoid – or to forget. Unspoken demands to be spoken about.
At just over three minutes it’s short enough to not even take half a cigarette but long enough to make you light another one. Sometimes it’s the little things that pack the biggest punch.
Every now and then something powerful comes along, and To Whom It May Concern, written, directed, and produced by Ben Johnson and co-produced by Murphy Rhodes, falls into that bracket as it sensitively tackles a subject most care to avoid – or to forget.
The Diary of an Aryan Girl is a thought-provoking piece written, directed, and produced by Andrew Games and set during the period of World War II in Germany. It explores the relationship between young couple Anna (Sarah Sharp) and Dieter (Games) as they move from the thrill and excitement that this new Germany has to offer, through a sense of realisation and awakening, and finally to despair as hopes and dreams are left in tatters as the horrors of what it really offered come to fruition.