Black Sheep| 22mins
Director: Bob Trueman | Producer: Brief Candle Productions
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United Kingdom
A middle-aged blue collar guy talks to the camera about his two sons, one he idolizes, although he's a thug, and one he refers to as the family black sheep, because he read books and went to college. The film shows the twisted value system within which the working classes live and think. Almost a "Pol Pot" mentality in which wearing glasses identifies you as a class enemy. The film is a comedy in the true sense in that the father says things which sound preposterous, even to the people who are being satirized. In fact, blue collar audiences like the film and laugh in the right places, whereas middle-class people feel it's offensive to the working classes. The film's message, is, I think, universal.