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Film screening: The road: A story of life and death

Inte-Great Britain film season


Date: Friday 19 May 2017

Time: 20:30 - 22:30

Venue: Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, London E15 1BX

Speakers: Marc Isaacs (film director)

Tickets: FREE (donations encouraged) - Click here to book your place

The City Circle is proud to present InteGreat Britain: a season of independent British documentaries all based around the themes of identity, race, immigration and integration. Come join us at the Stratford Picturehouse throughout the month of March as we plunge ourselves into some of these long-standing issues.


A fascinating and intimate insight into the lives of people who have come to London from afar in order to seek a better life and struggled to make the city their home.

There's a young Irish woman who dreams of becoming a singer; an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna when Hitler was in power; and a glamorous retired German air stewardess living with her estranged husband.

Wonderful moments of humour are fused with heart-breaking scenes that reveal broken dreams. The road: A story of life and death is a study of immigration that manages to be highly affecting, whilst avoiding being polemical or didactic.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the documentary director Marc Isaacs.

Please note that this is a ticketed event: tickets are only available online in advance, so please book your place through Eventbrite.

InteGreat Britain

InteGreat Britain is a film season being presented by City Circle to help explore answers to some of these questions:

  • Why did our families choose to come here?
  • What did they come to achieve?
  • Did they envisage making Britain a permanent home or a temporary settlement?
  • Have we played any role in helping to make Britain great?
  • Have our contributions been positive or negative?
  • What does it actually mean to be British?
  • Why are we hated by so many? Why don’t they want us here?

You may also be interested in our other two film screenings:

Click here to download a poster for the film season. InteGreat Britain is sponsored by Penny Appeal and supported by Film London, Film Hub London and the BFI.

Additional details

Advance booking only. Please arrive promptly – screenings will start 10-15 minutes after the opening time, and there will be no entry after the film has begun. If you have any questions, please contact us: