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by Rob Brown


Sixteen is an urban thriller about an African former child soldier called Jumah was brought to London by Laura, an aid worker who he now lives with. Jumah is about to turn 16 in two days and wants to leave his violent past behind him. Things seem to have taken a turn for the better with Jumah now; he has a sweet but tentative romance blossoming with a girl at school. But then Jumah witnesses a stabbing and the people involved want to make sure that he says nothing to the police about what he saw that night. Pressure mounts as violence forces it's way back into Jumah's life.

international title: Sixteen
original title: Sixteen
country: United Kingdom
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Rob Brown
film run: 80'
screenplay: Rob Brown
cast: Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rachael Stirling, Rosie Day, Fady Elsayed, Sam Spruell, Alexis Zegerman
film editing: Barry Moen
music: John Bowen
producer: Jake Hume, Nic Jeune
production: Seize Films
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main awards/selection

BFI London Film Festival 2013 
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2014 

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