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A PROTEST, A CELEBRATION, A MIXED MESSAGE (excerpt)

Super 16mm converted to digital with sound, 12min, 2018

 

Celebration is protest at Leeds West Indian Carnival. A look at forms of authority, 'A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message' asks who is really performing. Following Mama Dread's, a troupe whose carnival theme is Caribbean immigration to the UK, we are asked to consider the visibility of black bodies, particularly in rural spaces.