INVISIBLE BRITAIN: Portraits of Hope and Resilience BOOK LAUNCH and Film Screening Tour - Scottish Documentary Institute

INVISIBLE BRITAIN: Portraits of Hope and Resilience BOOK LAUNCH and Film Screening Tour

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience reveals untold stories from people who have been left out of the media narrative and left behind by government policy. Featuring the work of accomplished documentary photographers, the book presents people speaking in their own words to create a narrative showing how an unprecedented world of austerity, de-industrialisation and social upheaval is affecting us all.

“This book illustrates a truth we cannot ignore.” KEN LOACH

“A beautiful collection – not bleak – a portrait of humour, resilience and endurance.” KIT DE WAAL

“Stories of defiance, of fight and of faith that a better country awaits us all.” ADITYA CHAKRABORTTY

“A profoundly important human document, haunting for all the right reasons, and must be read.” ALAN MOORE

Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain is a feature documentary that shows the most relevant and uncompromising British band in years sticking two fingers up to the zeitgeist and articulating the rage and desperation of those without a voice in austerity Britain. The film follows Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run up to the 2015 General Election, visiting the neglected, broken down and boarded up parts of the country that many would prefer to ignore. Part band doc, part look at the state of the nation, the documentary features individuals and communities attempting to find hope among the ruins, against a blistering soundtrack by Sleaford Mods.

“This documentary is a good thing, an insight into an ‘actual’ band, fucking about, working, no gloss, no bollocks. This is music.” JASON WILLIAMSON

“If you’re angry about the bullying ruling bastards and you give even half a toss, you have to watch this film.” MAXINE PEAKE

“A vital document of a vital band in vicious times, Invisible Britain makes you despair and rejoice in equal measure.” LOUDER THAN WAR

Invisible Britain will screen at Edinburgh Filmhouse on Saturday 10th November