The Circle

Dir. Lanre Malaolu


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Director Lanre Malaolu
Producers Elizabeth M.E. Benjamin
Completed 2019


A bold and lyrical portrayal of two young brothers, David and Sanchez, living on a Hackney council estate. The film gives a compelling insight into masculinity, mental health and the stigmas the brothers face daily - and how they process their emotions.

Combining dance with documentary, their story and the challenges they face are embodied through vivid movement sequences. The Circle questions what it means to be a young black man growing up in inner London, reinforcing the importance of family, friendships, and community.

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