Red Dagger


In 1381 the first great popular rebellion in English History occurred in London, what is now known as The Peasants Revolt. The revolt was sparked by years of economic hardship and the imposition of an unjust poll tax.

The Peasants marched on London from Kent and Essex, eventually receiving an audience with the young King Richard, however their leader Was Tyler was stabbed to death by the mayor of London and the revolt quashed.

The Red Dagger which features on the coat of arms of London is said to come from this event and serves as a memorial to it's failure.


In this Film, locations of significant events during the 1381 London Peasants Revolt are re-traced 636 years later through the nightly commutes of a Zero Hours contract agency worker, working in irregular cleaning, catering and waiting jobs struggling with the economic hardship of working under such a system.

Wat Tyler is 're-imagined' as a young man in present day London, experiencing the nighttime city via his economic position, and the twin narratives intertwine within the film.


(2017)




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