A poetic documentary exploring both the bad and good sides of Wolverhampton. Hypnotic and beautiful. Emotionally resonant and powerful, with universal social and political themes emerging from a very local subject.
Wolverhampton has been rated by the Lonely Planet travel guide as the “fifth worst city in the world”, and The Telegraph slated the city saying its claim to fame was having “the best-known ring road in the country – because a tramp lived on it.” The place may appear as a black dot next to Birmingham on a satellite map but this simply isn’t so. The devastation of boarded up shops, burned down buildings, litter and graffiti, contrasts with the voice of the people and the view of self-improvement illustrated by the powerfully emotive “Before I die…” wall.