Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Portobello Film Festival 2010. Truth Rising.

Recently I took part in painting at the Pop Up cinema under the Westway as part of the Portobello Film Festival 2010.
For this years festival the brief to the artists was to paint a piece inspired by one of your favourite films. Taking part in this entertainment extravaganza were Blek Le Rat, Dotmasters, Inkie, and a made up girl group of street artists called This is Babooshka, like the spice girls with pens.
The inspiration for the piece came from the films '911 Truth Rising' and 'Loose Change final cut'.
For me these are two of the most important films out there as they expose those trying to cover up the real events surrounding 911. For the painting I depicted the chaos that was in Lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11th, 2001 and to the left of the piece the mask symbolising justice that will come for the firefighters, civilians and police who lost their lives and continue to suffer by being denied medical aid and who are suffering severe health problems as a result of working at ground zero.
Because of my late entry into the festival these films were unable to be shown but I will submit them for next years festival on what will be the 10th anniversary of this tragedy and deception.
This piece was also aimed at skeptics to do the research and investigate the evidence and to encourage debate around this subject.
I would like to thank JB for his hard work and dedication to a great film festival, and Leona and Greg for support. Also thanks to Tim, Michael, Reg and Jeff for making it happen alongside my West London patron of the arts Natalie.

The festival under the Westway.

The chaos of Manhattan.

The ice cream van was busy..

The Truth Rising mural.

Zeus designed these great looking mini Trellicks for the award ceremony.

The house was full and dark.

Festival programmer Ray spoke wisdom.

The dedicated team behind Portobello Film Festival 2010.

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