EVERY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH IS A MANIFESTO FOR HUMANITY AND CREATIVITY. ” Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Rebel Dread is the story of Don Letts, a first-generation British-born Black filmmaker, DJ, musician, and cultural commentator. The film frames Don’s story with the 1968 Enoch Powell ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech and the 2018 ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy.
The film covers Don’s relationship with the nascent punk scene of the 1970s and 80s – how rastas and punks found a common bond, both outside of the mainstream, and how Don introduced reggae to the punks. Don was part of the inner circle of The Clash and Johnny Rotten. He later formed Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones, and made music that incorporated dance, reggae, rap, film samples and rock n roll.
Reggae double feature with Rudeboy + Sister BB live DJ set 30th April proudly presented by TPH + Tallboy and Moose
- 86 MINS