First screening of 'The Road from Crime' film

Published on 19 Jun 2012

The first screening of 'The Road from Crime' film was shown at the University of Glasgow yesterday evening, Monday 18th June, and was very well received by the 250+ people who attended. It was introduced by Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice who stayed to watch the film, tweeting afterwards that he thought it was both powerful and insightful.

A panel of those involved in the project took questions from the audience at the end. This included Allan Weaver who featured in the film; Eamonn Devlin, the Director; Fergus McNeill (University of Glasgow); and Claire Lightowler (Iriss).

A preview of the film The Road from Crime is available, as well as a Sunday Herald newspaper article The real-life lesson of The Angel's Share.

A DVD of the film will be available for purchase in July and it will be made freely available online in September.

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