Sixteen

A still from SIXTEEN (dir. Rob Brown, UK, 2013)

An urban thriller about an African former child soldier called Jumah was brought to London by Laura, an aid worker who he now lives with. Jumah is about to turn 16 in two days and wants to leave his violent past behind him. Things seem to have taken a turn for the better with Jumah now; he has a sweet but tentative romance blossoming with a girl at school. But then Jumah witnesses a stabbing and the people involved want to make sure that he says nothing to the police about what he saw that night. Pressure mounts as violence forces it’s way back into Jumah’s life.

Certificate: 15     Thriller

Dir. Rob Brown, UK, 2013,80 mins

Cast: Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rachael Stirling, Rosie Day, Fady Elsayed, Sam Spruell

Sixteen – trailer for a feature film by Rob Brown from Rob Brown Director on Vimeo.

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