One Mile Away Premieres at Nerve Centre

One Mile Away Premieres at Nerve Centre

FILMCLUB at the Nerve Centre hosted a very special Close Encounters event for secondary students in the Derry-Londonderry area with the Northern Ireland premiere of One Mile Away – a documentary from award winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock, as part of Foyle Film Festival’s Intercultural and Anti-Racism Programme. 

One Mile Away, directed by award-winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock, charts the attempts by two warring gangs in inner city Birmingham, the Burger Bar Boys (B21) and the Johnson Crew (B6), to bring peace to their neighbourhoods.

The film follows their painstaking journey over two years to recruit more supporters from both sides. Along the way, they get advice from Jonathan Powell, who oversaw the Good Friday Agreement, and the riots erupt in Birmingham, with surprising consequences.

One Mile Away stars Dylan Duffus and Simian Moore visited Immaculate Conception College and St Joseph’s Boys School to meet local students and talk about their journey towards a truce and the experience of making the film. Read more here:


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