The Graffiti underworld sub culture on the London Underground has roots going back to the early days of Hip Hop in New York in the 1970‚Äôs. The London Underground is Europe‚Äôs largest subway system and is the world‚Äôs oldest underground system so it comes as no surprise that there is a huge graffiti scene in London but are the ‚Äúpieces‚Äù that still go on the sides of the train‚Äôs art?
The British Transport Police and the London Underground say that graffiti upsets passengers? And has a detrimental effect on society but the graffiti writers who believe in freedom of speech are of the opinion that their spray can artwork has no victims and it‚Äôs a form of expression that has a place in society.
London Tonight DVD 1:
In January and February 2007 Three of London‚Äôs most dedicated and passionate graffiti writers from the East End and Essex sadly lost their lives whilst creating their artwork and this DVD is a tribute to them and their tragically short lives. In this factual, access based documentary style film you will see exclusive interviews with ‚Äúozone‚Äù, ‚Äúwants‚Äù, and ‚ÄúWazu‚Äù along with other archive material plus interviews with friends and family members of the deceased who give a range of opinions and explain the impact the deaths have had on them and their lives.
London Tonight DVD 2:
This second DVD Documents a covert culture within social history in which the audience will be viewing ‚Äúmore exclusive footage‚Äù from the London underground graffiti scene. This film is such an important film because it actually captures a point in time when graffiti, Subway Art, Vandalism on the Underground was at one of its peaks in history from the millennium onwards giving the viewer the opportunity to compare and relate the film to what‚Äôs going on around them today. This is done in order to recognise and document social fashions and changes that matter to the youth and working class of Britain and in order to have an accurate and honest social history. This exclusive footage is accompanied with interviews to camera with some of the scenes most prolific writers who were involved in the movement that have contributed to scene significantly. These ‚Äústand up‚Äôs‚Äù will give their true and factual accounts of events first hand speaking from their own experiences of being involved in London‚Äôs Hip Hop scene.
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