Collection Carousel Films
Films made by participants in Carousel, an arts organisation that creates projects by and for people with learning disabilities. Many of the films are made in collaboration with Junk TV and Oska Bright and the collection includes mixed medium film, music by Beat Express, animation, and expressive arts performance techniques in the productions.
|Collection ID||1201||Reference code||BH 110119|
|Dates||2002 - 2013|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Carousel is an award winning learning disability-led arts organisation based in Brighton, UK. founded in 1982 to promote the active involvement of people with a learning disability in the arts, teaching new artistic skills and developing existing talents. The organisation collaborates with local partner organisations such as the Glyndebourne Opera House, Pallant House Gallery, Junk TV and the West Sussex Arts Partnership. Local museums and galleries across Brighton and Hove also host and support work created by Carousel participants.
The films featured in this collection highlight some of the projects undertaken with local school groups and young adults as well as larger community projects, such as 'Debbie Rock Angel' - the first rock opera performed, directed and produced by a learning disabled group and the Osca Bright Film Festival.
Junk TV is a Brighton-based video production, education and screening company that specialises in youth and community video production, DVD production and community-based film and short film production.
Films in this collection:
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Cat Can Can
This colour animated and live action abstract adventure narrative tells the story of a pirate, a spaceman and a spider that set out together on a journey aboard a cat shaped bus. They end up at a disco on a flea’s back, where they all dance the Can Can. The film has subtitles, music and a voiceover from children throughout.
This colour animated & live action adventure narrative tells the story of a giant dead elderly woman, who comes back as a ghost because she missed sweets.
The Donkey and the Spell - L'ane et le Sort Jete
This colour animated live action and stop frame fantasy film tells the story of two enemies Super Mouse and M. Zabet. They both want the Cheese Tree. However, Super Mouse wants it to save the world and evil M. Zabet wants it to make money. They battle it out using magic and cunning. The film has opening and closing titles with English subtitles and a spoken English and French narrative.
Aye Aye Captain in a DJ Shop
This live action animated fantasy narrative tells the story of a robber and a policeman in a street. The Policeman is then beamed up into a spaceship where he meets a group of aliens. The Policeman fights the aliens with his sword to get away. The film ends with the Policeman having a party. This film has a voice-over narrative with sound effects. The title music is provided by Beat Express, a learning disabled music group also supported by Carousel.
The Happy Journey
This colour fantasy animation is about two characters: 'Shi Shi In The Ground' and 'Sunny Ghost Head', that go on an adventure to look for a book. Along the way they meet some interesting people that tell them where to go using a different forms of transportation. The film has subtitles, music and voice over narration throughout.
This animated and live-action 'music video' style film shows a dream sequence of a young learning disabled woman called Debbie. Debbie is trapped in her house by her wicked aunt. The only way she can get out of the house is in her dreams. The film shows dream people guiding her and helping her to run away. The music is provided by Beat Express, a learning disabled rock group also supported by Carousel.
The Man in the Hat
This film, made by participants in Carousel, an arts organisation by and for people with learning disabilities, is a black & white animated music video that plays in reverse. It tells the story of the Man in the Hat, who encourages the viewer to follow the signs and movement he creates, as he dances and moves through different locations in a fantasy world. The music is provided by Beat Express, a learning disabled rock group also supported by Carousel.
Arrival in the Big City
This animated colour live action music video, was made by participants in Carousel, an arts organisation by and for people with learning disabilities. It illustrates what it feels like to be lost in a big city – everything is very big and scary, and it always rains. It includes shots of The Apollo theatre, Hammersmith. The music is provided by Beat Express, a learning disabled rock group also supported by Carousel for the Debbie Rock Angel Opera.
This animated film was created by a group of learning disabled young people, facilitated by Carousel and Junk TV as part of the Oska Bright Film Festival and Young Roots programme. The film explores the history of their home town of Worthing, West Sussex, through documents and objects held in the Worthing Museum collections from 1800s to the present day. The young people narrate the story in their own words.
This colour contemporary dance and movement film, based on the theme of 'Animals of Land and Sea', tells the story of a group of wild animals attending a party together, with spinning star fish, lions and Elephants. A group of penguins decide to join in and make friends with the other animals. The movement came from stories written by the dancers, accompanied by a soundtrack that represented the sounds of animal life in the sea, the jungle and the city.
|Date||6th May 2008||ID||9882|
This animated colour film was made by participants in Carousel, an arts organisation by and for people with learning disabilities. It takes the viewer into a kaleidoscope world, following the journey of a little girl searching for a spinning top. Objects from Hove Museum's memorabilia collection inspired the young film-makers, who have a variety of learning disabilities, to complete the project as a team. The film is narrated by the group, with full subtitles, sound effects and music.
Hillside Beach Hut Film
This colour animated film was made by participants in Carousel, an arts organisation by and for people with learning disabilities. It shows a group of children from Hillside School, spending some time at their beach hut on Brighton sea front, socialising and dreaming about football, birds and sunbathing. This film has a spoken narrative provided by the children, with full subtitles and accompanying music.
Hillside Ice Cream Film
This animated colour live action film, was made by participants in Carousel, an arts organisation by and for people with learning disabilities. The film features a group of young children from Hillside School sitting together eating ice cream in a café – discussing what the ice cream makes them think about. This film contains spoken narrative from the children and subtitles throughout inter-cut with an animated narrative.
This live-action animation that tells the story of the exclusion of learning disabled athletes from Paralympic Sport, following the controversy surrounding several medal winners in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games. The film discusses the return of learning disabled categories in competitions for the Paralympic games in London 2012. The film has music and narration from a group of disabled young people with English subtitles.
Let the Games Begin
This short colour film made for the Oska Bright Film Festival, for the show Gold Run, is based on the theme of the Paralympic Games. The film depicts the journey a spectator might make from arrival at a sports stadium, until they take their seat to watch the sporting event. The film contains music performed by Beat Express, a group of learning disabled musicians.
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