PRIDE IN RAGS
Premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 and Nominated for The Grierson Awards 2017 - Best Student Documentary.
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire: a town with a 19th century heritage and a 21st century population. Recent events have brought unwanted attention to this small corner of Yorkshire. From suicide bombers to the case of a mother who faked the kidnapping of her own child, the area is regularly trashed by the national media, leaving it's reputation in tatters.
Danny Lockwood is the local Rupert Murdoch, a controversial local newspaper publisher and author of 'The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury'. Pride In Rags looks at Dewsbury through Lockwood's readers and critics, in a town where the pride went with the woolen industry and racial tensions bubble under the surface...
Dir. Tom Whitaker, 2017, 30'