19 June 2017 | Headlong/ Guardian
Headlong and the Guardian are pleased to announce the launch of Brexit Shorts: Dramas from a Divided Nation, a series of nine short films from leading writers – including David Hare, Abi Morgan, Maxine Peake and Meera Syal – responding to the Brexit vote.
Britain’s decision on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union has been described as the single most significant event in UK politics since WW2, and sent political shockwaves throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.
One year on from the referendum vote, and while the government enters the start of formal Brexit talks, the films seek to illustrate how such a disparity of views can affect ideas of community, values and aspirations, and question how they could reshape politics in Britain
The films feature leading actors from across the UK – including Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Steffan Rhodri and Scott Reid – and look at both sides of the vote to interrogate what happened, why, and how Brexit could impact the characters’ lives.
All films are available to watch online: