SIXTEEN is an urban thriller about an African former child soldier called Jumah was brought to London by Laura, an aid worker who he now lives with. Jumah is about to turn 16 in two days and wants to leave his violent past behind him. Things seem to have taken a turn for the better with Jumah now; he has a sweet but tentative romance blossoming with a girl at school. But then Jumah witnesses a stabbing and the people involved want to make sure that he says nothing to the police about what he saw that night. Pressure mounts as violence forces it's way back into Jumah's life.
Did You Know?
Timing was of the essence! A lot of filming locations were being knocked down shortly after filming. Sections of the campus used for both the school and police station scenes were being demolished around the cast & crew whilst filming. The exterior tower blocks in South London (also used for filming A Clockwork Orange & Misfits) and the housing estate in East London (used for Made in Dagenham & Fish Tank) were also being demolished and redeveloped shortly after filming wrapped. See more