One Mile Away @ DocHouse plus Q&A with Penny Woolcock

DocHouse continues its unique year-round festival showcasing documentaries in cinemas across greater London. Building a wider audience for documentary in the cinema, they bring world class international docs with special guests and panel discussions to the big screen.

We published reviews of two DocHouse films last year, City of Photographers and Welcome to the World.


As part of their exciting March programme, DocHouse is screening One Mile Away, a new documentary by Penny Woolcock, whose From the Sea to the Land Beyond we reviewed last month.

One Mile Away is set in inner city Birmingham, where gun crime is an everyday occurrence, and follows from Woolcock’s 2009 hip-hop musical, 1 Day, as she revisits protagonist, Dylan Dufus, as his real life self. Dylan and Shabba, members of rival Birmingham gangs, are catalysed by the filmmaker’s presence to attempt, against the odds, to change gang culture from the inside out.

This screening takes place at 8pm on 21 March at the Rich Mix cinema in Shoreditch, London. After the film we will be joined by director Penny Woolcock for a Q&A session. Over the last two decades, she has made a major contribution to both documentary and fiction by pushing the boundaries between the two.

You can book tickets on Rich Mix website.

Click here for the list of DocHouse screenings.