The Wentons

2 mins Excerpt from 13 minutes |

An afternoon spent with Maria and Ashleen Wenton, one of the largest families in Merseyside unravels in a gritty emotional journey of tense conversation. Sensitive family issues are brought to the fore, such as a personal account of the Toxteth riots to supposed present day multiculturalism. The frank truth exchanged between mother and daughter culminates in a tentative, unhinged meeting point on issues of ethnicity and race. The gap between generations and outlook is a self-evidence that represents the disturbing truths we would rather leave unexposed.

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