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Captivating Documentary on Europe’s Thriving Free-Party Scene to Screen Across the UK in June and July

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Captivating Documentary on Europe’s Thriving Free-Party Scene to Screen Across the UK in June and July

A documentary titled “F[R]EE: Behind The Scenes Of The Free Party Movement” is set to be screened across multiple cities in the UK over the next few weeks. As part of the Doc’n Roll Film Festival, the film delves into the counter-cultural phenomenon known as tekno, tracing its origins from the ’80s to the present day. The documentary features original footage and interviews with influential figures such as 69db from Spiral Tribe, Chris and Aaron Liberator, and photographer Molly Macindoe.

The director of the film, Alessandro Ugo, had his first encounter with a free party at the age of 17 in his home country of Italy. The documentary took five years to produce, starting in 2017 and concluding last year.

Ugo expressed that the timing of the film’s release is significant, particularly in Italy, where the current right-wing political establishment has implemented laws opposing free parties, reminiscent of the UK government’s Criminal Justice Bill in 1994. Ugo hopes that the documentary will contribute to a broader understanding of the free party world, which is why he refers to it as a “music documentary” rather than solely focusing on free parties. His intention is to provide new perspectives and tools for comprehending this culture.

After a recent screening in Bologna, the documentary will be showcased in six UK cities between June and July. The screenings commence in London on June 9th and culminate in Glasgow on July 18th. For more information, please visit the provided link. All proceeds from the film will be dedicated to supporting artists, crews, and sound systems involved in the free party movement.

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