In a forgotten corner of East London, in the shadow of the Olympic site, Egyptian artist Nazir Tanbouli is battling weather, vandalism and lack of funds, to create a massive mural installation throughout a condemned housing estate. One man, one brush. "Taking Over the King's Land" follows Naz through his self appointed task on the Kingsland estate. Can art counter the urban atmosphere of deprivation, blight and neglect?
Gillian McIver has been following Nazir Tanbouli around with a camera from the very first day of the King's Land project, invading his artistic space and asking awkward questions. What's it about? Art and Life? Man versus beast? Man versus nature? All of the above?
Producer director Gillian McIver
Editor Alessandro Ugo courtesy of Focal Rhythm Productions
DoP Jaime Armengol
Additional Cameras Binita Wilton, Stefano Battarola
Colour Grade Stefano Battarola
Music Selection, sound design and sound engineering Max Krook
Additional Interviews recorded by Adrian Shephard, Sahar Mahroomi
Massar Egbari - 'Ana Haweit'
Massar Egbari 'Mrour' and 'Addef' (from the album "Eqra El Khaber" or "Read This News" used with permission. massaregbari.com
Music Recording Engineers:
Diego Salema Reis
Philosophy Rap - Benjamin Miller and Tom "Cracker" Williams
Cumbanchero - Tumbaito
Life on the Street - Afla Sakey
Dirty Dub - Rory Walker
T12BS - Rory Walker
Soul Jump - Benjamin Williams
all music used with permission
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