Jeremy Weller & David HAREWOOD (In Conversation) Art, democracy and Truth

ART MATTERS: Democracy Art and Freedom conversation with Actor David Harewood and Film/Theatre Director Jeremy Weller with Professor Lala Meredith Vula at De Montfort University Cultural eXchanges Festival 2022 ART MATTERS: Democracy Art and Freedom David Harewood MBE and the film and theatre director Jeremy Weller are discussing art democracy, freedom, and truth in these hyper mediated times that we live in. Jeremy and David worked together on the ground breaking devised production, The Foolish Young Man, (the subject of BBC Imagine Series program) in which David played the lead (the foolish young man of the title) alongside a cast of 15 untrained teenage actors drawn from drop in centers, Pupil referral units (for young people excluded from school), and young offender Institution’s. Jeremy and David also Collaborated on a devised production in New York at the Armory Centre Harlem, with a cast of 35 young people from the local community, who were or had been involved in gang activity. This project was a commission from P.A.L (The Police Athletics League).

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