Some say that during the recent London riots in the summer of 2011, many of those looting and rioting were being opportunistic, seizing the chance created by others to steal a pair of new trainers. In this film, Justin, a young man living in a hostel and on job seekers allowance, faces a moral dilemma. Should he or shouldn’t he be opportunistic? You decide.
This film was created during Word Film Collective’s youth training programme in East London in response to the riots. A group of young people learned the filmmaking process while considering what caused the 2011 summer violence. This film is a way of discovering whether anyone can be opportunistic and what the motivations are behind it.
Project: Youth Riots (Part 1) 2011