Friday, August 20, 2010

Don Lett's documentary CARNIVAL air's on Blighty TV 28th Aug.

The iconic image to the left shows a young Rastafarian walking in front of a line of policemen during the Notting Hill Carnival riots of 1976. The man in the photograph is Don Letts.

Now a Grammy award-winning director, Don explores the true meaning of Europe's largest street party in this acclaimed documentary 'Carnival'.

The film features previously unseen archive and interviews with Sir Trevor McDonald, Jazzie B, Miquita Oliver and Paul Simonon of The Clash.

"The first definitive film about the Notting Hill Carnival" - The Independent

"A must-see film.. incredible soundtrack" - Realscreen


More news on Don Lett's other films.....

Sky Arts has acquired the UK rights to Brassneck TV's Strummerville documentary.

The film, directed by Don Letts, will air on the channel later this summer.
Strummerville tells the story of the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music and features interviews with Damien Hirst and Billy Bragg.

Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread (45mins)(2010)
Don Letts is an unsung hero of British music. Told in Letts' unique voice, 'Superstonic Sound' is a documentary about his family legacy that mirrors the history of Bass in the UK and his fighting for identity being the first generation of British born Black. A journey from Dub and Reggae to the legendary very first Punk club 'The Roxy' in the mid-seventies, crossing Hip Hop towards Dubstep; a musical, cultural and personal travel between past and present.
Due for release later this year....

Grammy winner Don Lett's is to front a new Channel 4 music series, showcasing some of the best unsigned artists in the country.

The acts featured are emerging with the assistance of music charity Strummerville, who have previously helped artists such as Mumford & Sons and Jamie T.
Brassneck TV's Strummerville Sessions will air in the Autumn

1 comment:

  1. Louis Jackson, the editor of the Carnival documentary is teaching a short course on Documentary Production at Queen Mary, University of London on 1-2 September, which will include a discussion of this documentary.