Sam The Wheels

www.samthewheels.co.uk
A participatory video and web project, which explores the heritage of Brixton, inspired by unique film footage of Brixton shot between the 1960's and 1980's by Clovis Salmon, a first generation Jamaican immigrant who arrived in London in the 1950's.

Pilot film - Jesus saves

We tele-cined (transferred from film to digital video) standard 8 film footage of Brixton shot in 1970s. On the footage we discovered the story of a Pentecostal Church which was demolished in Brixton in 1971.

The Origin of the Footage

Shot by Sam the wheel, a Pentecostal minister who claims to make the strongest bike wheels in the world & his friend William, also a Pentecostal minister. They were both involved in the story of the church demolition.

The Project

Mutiny Arts filmed interviews with Sam and William, discussing how the demolition of the church affected the community.

Screening

The film was screened in Brixton early 2005.
This project will lead onto a seperate archiving and community project, hopefully funded by HLF.

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