Through the Middle is an observational documentary, following the slow decline of an ageing barber and his business. Mr S faces the reality that he stands as the third and final generation to sustain a family business that has spanned a century. As he nears retirement, he reflects upon his achievements and confronts the reasons behind the recent downfall of his business.

Throughout the film, customers talk about the ever-changing city life. From a recent graduate looking for work, to a retired local who distrusts the social system, insight is given into an array of perspectives on a bleak and dismal landscape.

"Through the Middle" pieces these stories together, giving the viewer an insight to how people interact with the cities built around them.

Anything donated to the tip jar will go towards entering documentary film festivals, thank you.

13th April 2011 @ Look Mum No Hands, London
14th April 2011 @ Doc Heads, London
30th January @ Camden Roundhouse, London

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