A group of film students at Falmouth University are looking to crowdsource the funding for a documentary exploring the history and legacy of “anarcho-punk within the southwest of England” and, specifically, the work of The Mob.
It depends on how much you know, but it is quite fair to say, that although the anarcho punk scene was not the most commercially pleasing, it definitely meant most “business” of anyone of its counterpart punk waves! The standard conversation is about bands like Crass, Conflict, Poison Girls, Rubella Ballet, Flux of Pink Indians, Rudimentary Peni, Dirt, Omega Tribe! (this is not only a quick grouping, but a loose one) but what I want to consider is the idea of anarcho-punk within the southwest of England!! How the politics of rural England perhaps influenced young minds differently to the urban perspective.
The other aim is to explore the idea of youth politics, how have the old school bands kept to or or changed their politics! And how does it influence their lives three decades on.
We have been in talks with Mark Wilson of The Mob and members of Virus! More TBC
You can find out more and leave a donation, or fund a reward, on the Old Life, Our World Crowdfunder site. The pitch stays open until the morning of 20 December 2016, when all pledges will be taken to fund the project.