This afternoon I saw the wonderful French film Mic Macs a Tire-Larigot. Much though I love documentaries, I love even more to see a feature film that engages with issues creatively and humourously and that's what certainly happens here. Bazil's Dad was killed by a landmine and years later Bazil himself is injured when he gets caught up in a drive by shooting. He comes out of hospital to find himself homeless and jobless but is rescued by a community of talented misfits and artists who live in a home made from salvaged metal where they spend their time making crafts from recycled materials and where everyone's unique skills are valued. Bazil encourages them all to join his campaign against the man who was ultimately responsible for his father's death and his own injury. Mic Macs is currently showing at Edinburgh Filmhouse and other selected cinemas in the UK.
Campaign Against Arms Trade.