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  • Director

    Ewen Spencer

  • Producers

    Aleksandra Bilic, Jamie Clark, David Upshal

  • UK 2021. 93min

  • Sales

    Gunpowder & Sky

  • Language

    English

From its DIY collaborative origins in London council estates and pirate radio, via its intricate musical influences, to a complicated emergence into the mainstream, this immersive and exciting documentary tracks the evolution of Grime music. With extraordinary access to the key originators, producers and musicians from the subculture, as well as behind the scenes footage and a wealth of archive, the film combines a nuanced overview of the genre with a vivid sense of its socio-political context and impact across three decades of rocky UK history and reactionary politics. By turns warm, funny and moving, this is essential viewing for fans of Grime and newcomers alike.

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