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by Sean McAllister


Sean McAllister returns to his Yorkshire hometown of Hull as creative director of the opening ceremony of the City of Culture celebrations: living back with his 90 year-old parents, McAllister reflects on the changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit and where more than 1 in 3 children are living in poverty. Drawn to the fringes of town, McAllister met and started filming with Steve Arnott, a struggling warehouse worker by day and hip-hop performer by night, who harbours his own creative dream.

international title: A Northern Soul
original title: A Northern Soul
country: United Kingdom
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Sean McAllister
producer: Elhum Shakerifar, Sean McAllister
production: 10ft Films Ltd
backing: BFI (GB), The National Lottery (GB)