Trouble the Water 

Rich Mix Cinema Bethnal Green Road

Rich Mix Cinema 35 37 Bethnal Green road E16 LA
Tube: Liverpool St/Shoreditch
Entry: £8.50 concs £6.00   

Academy and Emmy nominated, Winner of Grand Jury Award at Sundance for best documentary but never released here. At the heart of "Trouble the Water" are two amazing survivors, Kimberly and Scott Roberts, who with no car and no means of exit must fend for themselves. No angels these self-described "street hustlers," they nevertheless defy expectation and turn stereotypes on their head. They bring elderly neighbours and children to their attic for shelter, providing food, comfort and a good dose of humour. While the national media was whipping up looting hysteria and criminalizing anyone taking supplies from stores regardless of the need, the Roberts and their neighbours show a different reality, one characterized by sharing and a sense of good citizenship. Their larger-than-life nature and hearts are a stark counterpoint to the government's callous indifference  See trailer