• Director(s)

    Alice Russell

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    15/09/2023

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    71m

Film

If The Streets Were On Fire

infrequent strong language, moderate violence, drug misuse, sex references

The efforts of a cycling club to offer young people an alternative to involvement in street violence are explored in this revealing documentary, which contains upsetting accounts of the consequences of gun and knife crime.

The efforts of a cycling club to offer young people an alternative to involvement in street violence are explored in this revealing documentary, which contains upsetting accounts of the consequences of gun and knife crime.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

language

sex

discrimination

drugs

theme

threat and horror

injury detail

  • Director(s)

    Alice Russell

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    15/09/2023

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    71m

infrequent strong language, moderate violence, drug misuse, sex references
Classified Date:
13/09/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
T A P E Collective
violence
There are references throughout to street and gang violence involving guns and knives, and with often fatal consequences. Grainy CCTV footage shows an altercation taking place, but without strong detail, and there is also brief sight of a bloodied survivor of an attack as he is tended to by paramedics. The violence is condemned by those who have experiences of it, whilst others talk about efforts made to draw young people away from the culture that generates the violence. A man talks about feeling threatened by figures from his past involvement in gang violence from which he has attempted to turn away.
language
There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'pussy', 'shit', 'crap', 'bloody', 'dick', 'bastard' and 'damn', and rude middle finger gestures. There are also uses of reclaimed racial language ('n***a'), mostly in the lyrics of rap songs.
sex
There is a brief reference to oral sex as one of a number of insults exchanged during a heated argument.
discrimination
The film highlights the deprived social conditions of largely Black communities in London, which are offered as an explanation for the prevalence of deadly street violence in these areas, but seem to be met with misunderstanding or indifference on the part of the authorities.
drugs
A man briefly smokes a joint.
theme
There are scenes of emotional upset as people talk about the deaths of family members and friends in episodes of street violence.
alcohol and smoking
People, including a teenage boy, smoke cigarettes.
  • Classified date

    13/09/2023

  • Language

    English