In GLOBAL METAL, 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. Written by
7 Countries. 3 Continents. 1 Tribe.
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20 June 2008 (Canada)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1 / (anamorphic)
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Did You Know?
Metal is a way to connect to a global culture and break free from the restrictions they feel in their traditional society.
Referenced in Rewind This!