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I had guns pulled on me – Penny Woolcock on filming with gangs

Her experiences as a single mum, factory worker and revolutionary gave the artist and film-maker an affinity with the underdog. So she headed right into the heart of British gang cultureFourteen years ago, Penny Woolcock was mugged in a London street. “Someone ran up behind me and was punching me and I stupidly fought back,” she says. “There was this moment when I caught his eye and we had this very strange connection.”Though her assailant managed to wrestle her bag off her, it was found the next day on top of a nearby car. It was a life-changing encounter: “I didn’t want to become a frightened person, so I thought I would have to get to know some robbers.” Continue reading...

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