- Host: Paul Sng and Lisa McKenzie
- Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
- Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Part of Antiuniversity Now festival
Sleaford Mods - Invisible Britain is a feature documentary that shows the most relevant and uncompromising British band in years sticking two fingers up to the zeitgeist and articulating the rage and desperation of those without a voice in austerity Britain.
The film follows Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run up to the 2015 General Election, visiting the neglected, broken down and boarded up parts of the country that many would prefer to ignore. Part band doc, part look at the state of the nation, the documentary features individuals and communities attempting to find hope among the ruins, against a blistering soundtrack by Sleaford Mods.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Paul Sng and activist and academic Lisa Mckenzie.
As a director and producer, Paul Sng's work focuses on telling the stories of people who challenge the status quo. Following the success of Invisible Britain, Paul formed Velvet Joy Productions, an independent studio based in Brighton that explores the lives and works of individuals who have been neglected, marginalised or misrepresented in mainstream media. His next film is a documentary about the failures and deception behind the social housing crisis, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle, which will be released in June 2017. Upcoming projects include Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, a documentary celebrating the life and work of the iconic X-Ray Spex singer-songwriter.
Lisa Mckenzie is a research fellow in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, working on issues of social inequality and class stratification through ethnographic research. Lisa brings and unusual and innovative approach to research by means of her extensive experience of bringing the academic world and local community together.
Accessibility info: Unfortunately the screening space is only accessible by stairs.
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Antiuniversity Now festival 10-16 June 2017. See the full programme HERE