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Changing hands over a decade, used in eleven shootings and three murders, this is the story of Britain’s deadliest illegal gun.

We meet the detective who identified Gun No. 6, but who couldn’t stop its violence; the criminologist who works with young men on the streets of Birmingham and the police armourer who stores confiscated guns.

As the stories overlap, the pattern of traumatized children on both sides of the gun is inescapable, and we are confronted by a society where some young people are unable to escape life-changing violence.

As governments and news headlines wrestle with the reality of violent crime, this bold hybrid of documentary and drama, by BAFTA-nominated director James Newton, explores why men pick up guns and the shockwaves that follow for victims, communities and perpetrators.

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with director James Newton and subjects of the film. 

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