Despite TV 6
VHS Colour Sound 1984 30:23
Summary: Video magazine with items from cross the borough of Tower Hamlets.
Title number: 2948
LSA ID: LSA/3874
Description: The sixth edition of Tower Hamlets Video Magazine, begins with, 'SCAB' an animated sequence on the subject of the Miner's Strike and a clip of politician Tony Benn praising Despite TV. In 'Sweet Street Rockers' the eponymous breakdancers are recorded moving to electro music in their matching Adidas tracksuits. In 'Architectural Festival - LDDC' the Duke of Gloucester is filmed visiting the London Docks. A Theo Crosby sculpture at dockside, illustrates the new sculpture environment, which is discussed by sculptors from the Royal College of Art. Their comments reveal the separation between artists and local residents and their lack of awareness of the community's concerns about docklands development. In 'Bangladesh Youth Step' there is an Indo-Asian music performance based on the poetry of Rabdrinath Tagore featuring singing, shruti box, tabla and sitar. A short clip of Tony Benn features him speaking about community media. In 'Big Muck' a McDonalds Big Mac and fries is examined and dissected to the musical accompaniment of
Credits: Funded by: GLC; Funded by: London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Funded by: GLAA; Funded by: Tower Hamlets Institute of Adult Education
Further information: Founded by Mark Saunders in 1982, Despite TV operated out of the Tower Hamlets Arts Project on Whitechapel Road, London. Despite TV produced video magazines about local issues.
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Tower Hamlets; Stepney; Dogs, Isle of