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Global Metal

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93 minutes – Documentary
Release date: April 24, 2008
DVD Release date: November 4, 2008
Canadian distributor: Seville Pictures

Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West’s most maligned musical genre – heavy metal – has impacted the world’s cultures beyond Europe and North America. The film follows metal fan and anthropologist Sam Dunn on a whirlwind journey through Asia, South America and the Middle East as he explores the underbelly of the world’s emerging extreme music scenes; from Indonesian death metal to Chinese black metal to Iranian thrash metal. Global Metal reveals a worldwide community of metalheads who aren’t just absorbing metal from the West – they’re transforming it – creating a new form of cultural expression in societies dominated by conflict, corruption and mass-consumerism.

Crew:

Producer:

Scott McFadyen
Sam Dunn

Executive Producer:

David Reckziegel
John Hamilton
Noah Segal

Director:

Scott McFadyen
Sam Dunn

Screenwriter:

Scott McFadyen
Sam Dunn

Cinematographer:

Martin Hawkes

Editor:

Lisa Grootenboer
Christopher Donaldson

Cast:Roles:

Metallica
Iron Maiden
Slayer
Orphaned Land
X Japan
Tang Dynasty
Max Cavalera

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