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© Don Letts Private Collection

Synopsis

The story of Don Letts, a first generation Black British, cultural mover and shaker, filmmaker, musician and raconteur.
The film frames Don’s story with the Enoch Powell 'Rivers of Blood' speech in 1968 and the “hostile environment” immigration policy of 2018. That’s the backdrop and the context of Don’s life – trying to find a place in the world.
Covering Letts' relationship with the nascent punk scene – how rastas and punks found a common bond, both outside of the mainstream, and how he introduced dub reggae to the punks. How he became part of the inner circle of The Clash, and how he took Johnny Rotten to Jamaica.
Letts then became a top promo director (London Calling, Chain Gang, Pass the Dutchie) and then formed a band, Big Audio Dynamite (BAD) with his old friend Mick Jones and made music that incorporated dance, reggae, rap, samples and rock n roll. On leaving BAD Letts became a feature director, and won a Grammy for his documentary 'The Clash: Westway to the World', as well as becoming a leading cultural commentator.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
c. 95 mins
Format
Digital
Director
William E. Badgley
Producer
Mark Vennis, Phil Hunt
Executive Producer
Gary Phillips
Film Image
© Don Letts Private Collection

Genre

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Last updated 24th September 2018

Production Company

Rebel Dread Ltd
c/o Moviehouse Entertainment
Black Hangar Studios
Lasham Airfield
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 5SG
+44 (0)1256 385909
gary.phillips@moviehouseent.com
http://www.moviehouseent.com

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Company

Moviehouse Entertainment
Black Hangar Studios
Lasham Airfield
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 5SG
+44 (0)1256 385909
gary.phillips@moviehouseent.com
http://www.moviehouseent.com