A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message

2018
Country: UK
Duration: 11 mins
|46 Seconds
Colour,
Sound: 5.1 surround
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: HD Video: ProRes Digital File / DCP
Original Format: Super16 Film

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Celebration is protest at Leeds West Indian Carnival. A look at forms of authority, ‘A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message’ asks who performs and who spectates. 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. The film considers how easy it is to represent oneself culturally as a Mixed-race person in the UK and the ways in which Black bodies become visible, questioning ownership or appropriation of Black culture.

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