This short film is the culmination of Kent Opera’s 2023 Campaign — ‘Lives not Knives’.
The drama tells the real life story of a young man caught up in knife crime — and how two lives were lost in one day. Acted by William Barnor, ‘Kofi’s Story’ was directed by film student Neve Conlan, and edited by Danylo Borodai, a young Ukrainian recently arrived in London.
‘Kofi’s Story’ will be unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday 19 December 2023 at the Prince’s Trust, London, before being distributed in schools and youth centres to educate young people on the dangers of carrying a knife.
Robert Lacey is Chair of Kent Opera – It is Robert’s hope to develop Kent Opera from its fine tradition of drama and music inside prisons towards the resettlement of offenders in the wider community through the fellowship and challenges of working in a creative team.
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