Arts of Conflict

London’s Notting Hill Carnival, the largest street festival in Europe, is coming under increasing pressure and attacks from the British press, politicians, police and local residents who consider it an event of conflict.

This is the story of the controversial event, from its inception out of the 1950s London race riots, to its present-day heated debate, as some consider it a Carnival of violence.

Focusing on its arts and the dark past from which it emerged, ‘Arts of Conflict’ seeks to open up the conversation about the Carnival’s significance, its origins and its true identity.

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Directed by Tony Oldham

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