Culture Clash On The Front Line – from 5pm Monday 20th Dec @ the Factory, St Pauls
St Pauls has always had a certain notoriety in the city. Whispers and rumours abound as to what goes on here. Come watch a film that tells it how it is from the people that live here. ‘Culture Clash on the Frontline’ covers the last six decades of what is now the second largest Jamaican community in the world outside Jamaica. Told by the people in St Pauls, this is an emotive and intense story in which subsequent generations of Jamaican descendants recount their pasts and presents on screen. From mass migration into Bristol with British promises of prosperity, fighting segregation, workers rights, the introduction of drugs onto the streets by the government, the 1980s riots, armed police on the streets, St Pauls carnival every year, the Jamaican food, the Jamaican music, the continued community spirit, this film tracks decades of the goings on in Bristol’s famous district…
Forget the suspension bridge, forget those hot air balloons, forget Brunel – this is St Pauls, Bristol! With unique, never before seen footage, and a powerful sound track, ‘Culture Clash on the Frontline’ is a must see. This story lays down historical facts and community experiences that reflect the complexities of race in Bristol, directly traced to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery and colonialism. Today, more than ever, it is essential to preserve and reflect on this heritage, so the peoples of Bristol, blacks and whites, can better comprehend their social surroundings and forge new relationships based in a better understanding of what has gone on…
There will be acoustic performances at about 7pm from local Jamaican folk artists –Troy Ellis, Lionel Andy and Tanteddy!
Food will be served from 6pm, by donations.
Entry is free (doors will open at 5pm)
28 Portland Square, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8RU. Enter by the green on cave street (please keep quiet on the streets to respect residents and neighbours).
For help getting there, check the map: http://goo.gl/maps/Am5Y
For more imfo on the film check: http://www.youtube.com/jamaicansinbristol
For updates on the factory check: https://bristolspaceinvaders.wordpress.com/