Shot entirely on Super 8, in stark, high-contrast black and white, The East End is a observational non-narrative documentary that blurs time, space and cultural references in an abstract overview of East London in the 21st century.
It was screened at Raindance in 2002, where it was nominated for an award, and again at Raindance East the following year. It was re-cut with some new inserts to create the trailer for the latter festival.
It was reviewed by Time Out for the 2002 screening. Is this fair comment, or are they being a bit harsh?