|Title ID||9878||Collection ID||1201|
|Title||The Man in the Hat|
|Keywords||Charities Dance Disabled Persons Music Performing Arts|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
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.
The film was made by Carousel and shown as part of “Debbie Rock Angel,” a multi-media performance show that premiered in Brighton, UK in November 2006, prior to a short tour across the South East. The show was the first rock opera written, directed and performed by learning disabled musicians, performers, film-makers and DJs.