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Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

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Synopsis

"The seeds for the multicultural society we live in now were formed on the dancefloor back in the day," says Don Letts by way of introduction to Nicolas Jack Davies’ documentary about Trojan Records, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The company was founded by Windrush immigrant Lee Gopthal, against a backdrop of rising racial hatred. 'Rudeboy' charts the label’s evolution from 1960s ska and rock-steady to the chart-topping hits that introduced reggae to a global audience, while also recalling the prejudice that the music’s pioneering artists and producers had to overcome in London. Blending original interviews with evocative archive footage and cinematic reconstructions, the film is a timely celebration of British Jamaican working-class youth culture, style and ingenuity.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Create Strand - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Running Time
86 mins
Director
Nicolas Jack Davies
Producer
Sam Bridger, Vivienne Perry
Executive Producer
Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford, Kathy Rivkin Daum, Justus Haerder, Brian Levy
Editor
Chris Duveen
Director of Photography
Jonas Mortensen
Sound
Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Effects Editor: Jay Price

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Last updated 9th November 2018

Production Company

UK, Jamaica coproduction

Pulse Films
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