Jahmir ‘Dave’ Wasem was born in Baghdad 1965.
The eldest of two sons, his father was a doctor and his mother a teacher, growing up in what may be considered a privileged background.
Sometime around 2004 my mother began visiting a local hair salon in Darlaston, Wednesbury. She ‘swore by’ the skills of Dave the hairdresser – whom gave excellent value for money despite being ‘an Iraqi’.
With the recent racist outbursts coming on the back of ‘Brexit’ I revisit this film as it highlights both the viewpoint of the older, working class, white voter and also failed hopes and dreams.