H is for Harry: Film Screening

H IS FOR HARRY is the story of the relationship between one charismatic boy, Harry, and his teacher, Sophie. Harry arrives at Reach Academy in Feltham the third generation in his family to be illiterate.

WHERE: Second Space

WHEN: 22 September, 2.30pm

TICKETS: £6.50

“What are you going to be doing when you’re 25 Harry?” - Sophie

“Tryin’ to stay alive” - Harry

Sophie, in her first year as a qualified teacher, runs a specialist English group where she meets Harry and tries to help him catch up so that he can re-join his friends. H IS FOR HARRY shows Harry from his first day at school and throughout the school year as we see him struggling to read and write in Sophie’s class.

We meet Grant, Harry’s father, who fights tooth and nail to keep Harry in school, as they attend regular meetings about both Harry’s progress and misbehaviour in school. We feel Grant’s frustrations as he is unable to help his son learn. Grant hopes Harry can stay in mainstream school, the only place he believes can ‘save him’ from a life of illiteracy and poverty.

By intimately portraying Harry’s journey towards adulthood, brimming with humour and heartache, we show the world from the child’s point of view. Depicting the often-unnoticed impact that material and aspirational poverty can have on a child’s future, H IS FOR HARRY is at the crux of current debates about society’s growing inequality.


As part of the Global TEDx event on 13 October, H is for Harry will mark the launch of TEDx Doncaster - with welcome drinks and Q&A with the Director plus a panel of local Doncaster people. The upcoming speakers and performances for TEDx on 13 October will also be announced post-screening.

Running Time: 86 minutes



Civic and Cultural Quarter