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3 New Millennial Subcultures on Film


VIDEO: Young Heads: New Millennial Subcultures No. 1 – Directed by Max Cutting & Rich Luxton, this short captures an emerging community of young skaters at Mile End park which they recognise as their home.

“ The best thing about skating in London is the constant feeling of a rush; you’re always moving,” Reuben Dehaan, Mile End Skater


Amongst the eclectic selection of films at our 37th Screen Social event last week, we screened a series of fresh and nuanced shorts entitled Young Heads: New Millennial Subcultures. In partnership with the historic British brand Fred PerryTack Studio and Jocks & Nerds magazine teamed up to create a series of films that detail the worlds of three different millennial groups. Featuring Skaters, Junglists & Post-Punks – these films explore identity and belonging amongst the ‘young heads’ of society.

Founded in 1952, Fred Perry and its laurel wreath logo are today synonymous with British Subculture. From the heady 60s mod scene to their current Subculture blog, Fred Perry as a brand has remained an iconic stalwart of British fashion.

In the second episode we meet the hardcore revivalists of London’s Jungle scene…

Emerging early in the 90’s amidst the sounds of rave, hip-hop, reggae, dancehall – Jungle has been revitalised through a community of modern ‘junglists’ who stick to the original sounds of the genre.

“Jungle is important to me because of the feeling I get when I’m in a jungle rave or DJing at one – the feeling of togetherness, not a lot can compete with that”

– Benny Page, Music Maker & Champion Selecta

 

In the third episode, Nottingham music band Kagoule talks about how their city defines the band’s identity and sound as well as the mutual respect and beliefs local musicians share.

Formed in 2011 and influenced by 90’s alternative rock, Lucy Hatter, Lawrence English & Cai Burns try not to be categorised in a specific music genre even though their sound is often described as ‘post-punk’.

“The musicians in this city just have mutual respect and help each other out in any way they can, no matter who you are or what type of music you play”

– Cai Burns, Vocals & Guitar

 

Highlighting the visual identity of the social groups, Max Cutting & Rich Luxton’s documentary style also underscores the strong bonds defining these communities.