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8 April 2020

Home is where the harm is.

by Andrew MacGregor

Women's Aid: “The Lockdown” - 40s

This haunting Womenís Aid film comes as fears grow over violence against women and children post-lockdown. While fellow charities report a spike in calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline, director Max Fisher explores Londonís empty streets in a way that makes í28 Days Laterí seem prophetic.

Silence speaks volumes as the camera glides through locations including Brixton, Chinatown, and Leyton Grange, with apprehension growing as we enter residential districts. The stark reality, say Womenís Aid, is that domestic abuse victims have nowhere to hide while their partners are off the streets due to government restrictions - making intervention even more crucial.

Creative Agency: Engine Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Billy Faithfull
Creative Director: Christopher Ringsell
Creative: Charlie Gee / Tian Murphy
Head of Film: Melody Sylvester
Agency Producer: Leila Bartlam
Ass't Prod (Agency): Olive Andrews
Film Production: Knucklehead Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Max Fisher Ⓟ Ⓦ
Executive Producer: Tim Katz
Editor: Rebecca Luff ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ @ Cut+Run Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Cut+Run Ⓟ Ⓦ / The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: James Bamford @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Ben Leeves @ Jungle Ⓟ Ⓦ
Location: London, UK

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