Here is the full version of the film TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND directed by Gillian McIver, about Nazir Tanbouli’s Kingsland Project, the biggest solo street art prioject in London to date.

Full credits are on http://www.kingslandmural.co.uk

TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND official screenings

The final sound is laid and the film is officially finished. June 1 is the first screening and therefore the ‘official release date’

June 1 at Puny Gods Cinema in Exeter, at the BILL DOUGLAS CINEMA MUSEUM

June 7 – 12 at Sheffield Docfest Videotheque

“Some people called me a street artist . … Some called me a wanker.” Nazir Tanbouli, Taking Over the King’s Land.

What on earth is an Egyptian doing painting the walls of a condemned block of flats in East London? As the city prepares for the 2012 Olympics, the Kingsland social housing estate lies in ruins, synonymous with crime and brutality. Taking Over The King’s Land follows artist Nazir Tanbouli and his self appointed task to take over the condemned housing estate and cover it with art. He battles the endless rain and the bitter weather of the “British summer.” Can art counter the urban atmosphere of deprivation, blight and neglect? 




We are making a film about the project and its broader context, and this film won’t be done til the project is done, and perhaps not until the estate itself is razed to the ground.

In the meantime we are producing short films and clips, some of which may end up the final film.

Just now we have put together a 22 min doc based on the material, a short film by Gillian McIver who is documenting the project, collecting footage of the process, interviews etc. This is going out for TV broadcast (days ad time to be posted  here) and also Internet. You can see it on Vimeo here: