All white in barking

With sensitivity and humour, the director Marc Isaacs investigates the relationships between neighbours in Barking, a working-class, white conurbation east of London. Trough the lives of five key characters, all belonging to different ethnic groups, the director deals with prejudice and preconceptions, while entering the very heart of a community that is changing, and uncovering the reasons behind people’s fear of what is considered to be “foreign”.
Marc Isaacs started his career in documentary cinema working on some of the most successful projects of the BBC and Channel 4. His first film as a director, “Lift”, has been presented in many film festivals around the world, receiving praise and awards. Among his later work produced by the BBC are “Calais The Last Border” (2003) and “Philip and His Seven Wives” (2006).