Directed by the acclaimed actor and director Peter Mullan (Trainspotting; The Magdalene Sisters) "NEDS"; so called Non-Educated Delinquents; takes place in the gritty; savage and often violent world of 1970's Glasgow. On the brink of adolescence; young John McGill is a bright and sensitive boy; eager to learn and full of promise. But; the cards are stacked against him. Most of the adults in his life fail him in one way or another. His father is a drunken violent bully and his teachers - punishing John for the 'sins' of his older brother; Benny - are down on him from the start. With no one willing to give him the chance he desperately needs; John takes to the savage life of the streets with a vengeance. "NEDS" is not only a story of lost hope; it is story of survival by any means necessary. 2011 Festival Selection.