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Rocks

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  • Sun 27 Sep to Thu 1 Oct
  • 91 minutes
  • Director: Sarah Gavron
  • Cast: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum
  • UK (2019)

Synopsis

Rocks (15) is a teenage girl with big dreams for the future, loyal fun friends and an adoring, though mischievous, little brother Emmanuel (7). Rocks enjoys school (as much as any teenager does) and lives a full vibrant life in East London with her team of London-centric female best friends. Rocks’ world is turned upside down when she returns from school to find her mum gone, having left some cash and a note offering little explanation except that she is sorry. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, Rocks leaves her home and hides in pockets of East London. As each day becomes tougher and her secret harder to hide, Rocks starts to push away those who love her and her friendship group begins to fracture. When the authorities finally catch up with her, there is really only one source of support for her to turn to: her friends. A film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.




The film’s story was authored by Theresa Ikoko, a young British Nigerian woman who co-wrote the script with Claire Wilson. In a process that isn’t typical, the two writers, the young cast and many of the creative team collaborated on the making of the film right from the outset and through to its completion.