Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’

The Unseen

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Great project on the way from Gus Sutherland. It’s called ‘The Unseen’ a documentary on Detroit hip-hop producers. It features the likes of Dak, House Shoes, Slautah and loads more. Based on his previous documentary outing, ‘All Ears’, which focused on the LA beat scene (Ras G, Kutmah, FlyLo, etc.), this should be deadly (trailer below). Thing is, it ain’t finished yet, so in order for that to happen, we all got to chip in a little bit to help the project along (main cost would be flying a small crew to Detroit for filming). You can get behind the project here on Indiegogo, select an amount you want to donate, then POW! you will get to fund the film and DOUBLE POW! you will get a cool reward. It’s not like Fundit in the sense that it’s lall  or nothing, if the project doesn’t reach it’s total aim, they get to keep what has been raised and have to basically do what they can with it. So dig deep and help the heads in Detroit dig deeper, ye dig? (Ouch!)

Belfast: Culture Night an ting

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Was up in Belfast last weekend to paint as part of Culture Night 2013. Deadly to see so many of the crew, like KVLR, Friz and Danleo (to name but a few!). Caught the fundraiser gig for this project on the Saturday too, shouts to the Rudimentary lads for throwing a fine party. More on that project later, for now, eat these photos nomnomnomnom:

Space is the Place

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Sun Ra documentary from 1974, worth a watch.

On The Horizon

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

So back in the 1975, Justin Keating negotiated a Norwegian style agreement with oil and gas exploration companies. Basically meaning that if anyone wants to extract oil and gas resources from Irish land or water, then they gotta pay us for the privilege through taxation, etc. Unfortunately, said agreement was dismantled by the GREEDY, SHORT-SIGHTED, PIG-IGNORANT GOBSHITES that are, to name a few, Ray Burke and Bertie Ahern (who is currently lecturing in Nigeria about how to make a great country, Celtic Tiger style). As a result, we have the embarrassment that is the deal we got for Rossport (the average Norwegian taxpayer makes more off this gas field than the Irish equivalent). Anyone who questions the fact that successive governments are literally handing over our natural resources for nothing is ignored or treated like a head-the-ball. At the same time, our present glorious leaders are about to bring in water charges next year. Don’t get me wring, I have no problem with water charges, anything to do with conservation is generally a pretty good thing. My problem is, that if the government is so concerned with resource management (including turf and peat), why not extend that concern to other resources, such as oil and gas?

The above FundIt project aims to gather a range of viewpoints in Irish resource exploration, and the fact that if we do not start debating this issue and acting on it NOW, it will be way too late even in a years time, with Exxon Mobil and the likes salivating at the thoughts of setting up shop on our shoreline.

Do not let another Rossport happen. These are OUR resources. Time to stand up for them.

As An Talamh – Notes on Rave in Dublin

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Looking forward to this! As an Talamh (which is Irish for ‘from the ground’ international readers) is a two-part documentary on rave culture in Dublin which will doff its hat to the original crew as well as modern day pirates, ravers, DJs, producers and DIYers who were/are/will be responsible for keeping this city lit (despite the draconian licensing laws that seem to forget about the tens of thousands of people who make a living or socialise (equally important things) outside of the 9-5 stink. Can’t help but think of this sometimes…).

If you like the above teaser and would like to muck in, visit the As An Talamh site here. If you’ve got anything like archive footage, old flyers, photos, anything that can help tell this tale then get in touch here.

Who Shot the Sheriff?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Great documentary showing how people who are passionate about the few tunes and having a good time can actually have a massive political effect. It focuses on events from the late 70s, with the National Front threat being combatted by the Rock Against Racism and Anti-Nazi League, up to the early 80s and the rise of Thatcherism. Worth a watch, and quite inspirational. Remember, the 10-year anniversary of Reclaim the Streets approaches…