You Chews It – Just released, a short animated film about the UK Khat Ban

 ”So what’s gonna happen to my Dad now?”

Today marks the UK ban of the herbal stimulant khat. Here is our latest film, directed by Oliver Zimmermann from Zed, animated by Simon Ball and starring the young people from Integrate Bristol.

Integrate Bristol was approached by women from the Somali community who were concerned about the link between khat and domestic violence. The story is based on family testimonies and inspired by real life accounts. The ban is controversial with some people for and some against it. ‘You Chews It’ is told through the eyes of a young boy who’s father is a khat user.

Here are some stills from the film ‘You Chews It’

Khat Plant before the UK khat ban

Khat Plant before the UK khat ban

Protagonist in "You Chews It'

Protagonist in “You Chews It’

The effects of a stimulant

The effects of a stimulant

Happy families in 'You Chews It'

Happy families in ‘You Chews It’

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