The promises of regeneration and legacy made in London's 2012 Olympic bid were central to the entire campaign. An area historically suffering from poverty, disease, overcrowding, crime and general hardship, East London seemed to be finally under the spotlight, in line to get the help it so badly needed as a positive side effect of the worlds largest global event.
Filmed over six years, WE AINT STUPID captures the thoughts feelings and fears of the working class communities surrounding the Olympic park in light of what has been promised for the future of the area. The film centres around the characters who work and live around Queens Market in Upton Park, a mile away from the Olympic Park. From the fruit and Veg traders to an aspiring local athlete, the struggling music producer to the under threat artist, bonded by the entire community at risk due to gentrification around the park, WE AINT STUPID offers a look inside the worlds and minds of the
real people of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The film examines the notions of progress upon working class people, seen through the eyes of the people themselves. It reveals how they look at development, the actions of the decision makers, and the actions of themselves, and what the future may hold for the people of East London.