A People’s Art—The Genesis of Freedom

Ayesha, is a young mixed race British girl on a journey to find out the truth about what Notting Hill Carnival really represents. From its genesis in the 1958 race riots and a young man’s murder, to its contemporary perception as a Carnival of violence, Ayesha discovers that this vibrant, colourful carnival, represents something much deeper in British history.

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A People’s Art—The Genesis of Freedom (2019)

Medium Length (58mins) Documentary


United Kingdom




No Rating


Tony Oldham


Wed 9 Sep 2020, ALL DAY *,

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Tony Oldham

Tony Oldham

Tony studied for his film degree at the University of West London and is co-founder of a small London based film production company Blackstone Valentine Films. Tony’s first love was cinematography and he is a self-shooting Producer/ Director.
During 2016 he made his directorial debuts with his fiction feature The Last Kill, and documentary Diva, which competed for Best Documentary at TTFF 2016 . Both were made on micro budgets with minimal crews. In May 2019, Tony also completed his second carnival documentary examining Notting Hill Carnival, with the current working title A People’s Art (Jump Up). He is presently completing a Masters of Research examining Cinema in the Anglophone Caribbean, with Guyana and Trinidad forming his two central case studies.

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