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1 Way Up: The Story Of Peckham BMX

1h 4m Geography, Social Studies 2014

Tre and Quillan, two teenage boys on the road to the BMX World Championships, hope to escape one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in London with the only thing they have — a bike.

Suggested age group: 13+

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Tre and Quillan, two teenagers struggling to escape the grips of a gang torn neighborhood in Peckham, south London with the only thing every boy has –a bike. The film features a pulsating soundtrack of spoken-word and rap vignettes from musicians including UK rap artist Phreeda Sharpplus animated illustrations and archival footage of Peckham’s past. Filmed using cutting-edge 3D HD technology, including super slo-mo “phantom” cameras and 3D Go Pros mounted on bikes and riders, the documentary allows viewers to literally immerse themselves in the drama.


Amy Mathieson