Seventh Heaven is set on the top floor of a state run secondary school for boys in East London in the last term before the school is knocked down. The film is a simple observation of a group of staff and teenage pupils in the corridors, art rooms, exclusion room, and an empty classroom used as a makeshift prayer space. With panoramic views of London, the seventh floor is a place of partial escape where the relative freedom of activity and empty space are the questionable outcomes of a disintegrating education system.
Inclusion room discussion
Shut up Frenchy man
All you gotta do is not act stupid
That’s all yeah
Good, you were saying
Right, all I was saying yeah, was
Back in the day we used to fight the same army
Back in the day there used to be no Turkish flag innit.
There used to be something else
And in that army some people died innit. And the Turks and Kurds died innit, and their blood was all over the lake next to where they died, where they got shot down
And in that lake there was Turkish and Kurdish blood and then next, or whatever
And some man come and they saw the moon and stars in the lake and that’s where the turkey flag came from
What I’m saying yeah, there was Kurdish blood in that flag too.
What I want to ask you is do you think that what you have just told me is a actual fact as it happened do you think, or something that is being said romantically about whatever happened at that occasion
Seventh Heaven was commissioned by Whitechapel Art Gallery as part of Creative Connections. It was made at Homerton School of Technology, and was first screened at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 2006, and has subsequently toured with S1 Salon and has been shown by LUX.