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Derby Caribbean Carnival documentary to get first showing

  • 12 July 2012
  • From the section Derby
Derby's Caribbean Carnival
Image caption Organisers of the festival will attend the first screening at Quad

A new documentary examining the history of Derby's Caribbean Carnival is set to have its first screening in the city.

The hour-long film, called The Carnival, features archive footage of the annual two-day event stretching back to the first one in 1975.

Funding for the project was provided by the University of Derby with the film being produced by two of its film graduates.

It will be premiered at Derby's Quad arts centre later.

Film-makers Daniel Romero and Sean Ford said their documentary examined the struggle to raise funds for the event over the past five decades as well as efforts by organisers to engage younger generations.

Peter Walker, from the University of Derby, said: "The carnival adds such life, vibrancy and colour to Derby's streets every summer.

"It is an eagerly awaited part of the city's calendar, surviving largely on community voluntary effort and one that the university felt would make a great subject for a documentary."

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