Crack Supporters, based in the UK, can watch the screening for free. Become a Supporter today.
We’re screening the new documentary Rebel Dread, which tells the story of the pioneering artist, DJ and filmmaker Don Letts. Directed by William E. Badgley, the documentary delves into the overlap between the punk and Rastafarian scenes, exploring how Letts introduced dub reggae to punks. Pivotal moments of Letts’ career are documented in detail – from bringing MTV their first video starring a Black musician to his feature film work that connected the dots between artists such as John Lydon to Gil Scott-Heron.
Aside from music, Badgley takes the temperature of the political climate, showing the effects of the UK’s “hostile environment” immigration policy of 2018.
Due to licensing restrictions, Rebel Dread is available in the UK only. The film is free for Supporters to watch all June and July via Bohemia Euphoria – an entertainment streaming platform championing historically excluded voices. Become a Supporter today to claim your free viewing code, and then head to Bohemia Euphoria to access the screening.
This is the latest in our series of film screenings for Supporters. Earlier this year we screened Betty: They Say I’m Different, a 2017 documentary looking at the late funk icon Betty Davis. Other documentaries we’ve shown include Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda and Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story.
Become a Supporter now to get your invite to the next screening, and get access talks, digital issues and exclusives. If you’ve already signed up, you can find more information on the Digital Events page in in the Supporters hub, detailing how to access the screening via Bohemia Euphoria.