The Road to Middle England offers a flip-side to the fixation with aspiration and progress which consumes our experience of social worth. Such a take on social mobility leaves large swathes of the population feeling alienated and dissatisfied, especially in areas where there is social deprivation and most of the secure sources of employment moved on long ago.
This film follows a job seeker faced with a mandatory work trail at a local Burger Island fast food outlet in order to continue access to social welfare. The film aims to evoke a sense of powerlessness. A dystopian nightmare unfolds as humiliation becomes a necessary experience of class progression. It was based on personal experience.