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Listen: Bristol Unpacked on whether white working class people are shut out of the equality debate, with Hartcliffe’s award winning filmmaker Paul Holbrook

Paul Holbrook is an award winning filmmaker from Hartcliffe, south Bristol. His diverse films range from horror to comedy, and are often rooted in the experience of council estates and working class communities.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Paul and Neil discuss ‘classism’ in the film industry, and whether the importance of class is being underplayed in a national debate dominated by media and cultural elites. They also dive deep into the furore caused by a recent report by Parliament’s Education Select Committee, that implied that a focus on addressing racism toward students was leaving white working class children behind.

Paul’s most recent film Hungry Joe.

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  • The bank of Dave was started by a working class man and is now known as Burley savings. He now has a charity shop with all proceeds going towards buying an endoscopy unit for the local hospital. It would be great if Bristol could do the same.

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