Director: Clio Barnard
Producer: Tracy O'Riordan
Production Company: Artangel
Editing: Nick Fenton, Daniel Goddard
Cinematography: Ole Birkeland
Sound: Tim Barker
Principal Cast: Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Monica Dolan, Neil Dudgeon, Danny Webb, Jimi Mistry, Natalie Gavin
A housing project in Northern England known as The Arbor left an indelible impression on playwright Andrea Dunbar. She grew up there, named her first play after it, and based all of her subsequent work there. Director Clio Barnard could have adapted Dunbar's play The Arbor for the screen or made a conventional documentary on her life, but instead she has crafted a captivating and truly unique work that transcends genre and defies categorization.
Wavelength Pictures / John Flahive