Hold Tight (2018)


‘Hold Tight’ explores the importance of Carnival across the UK and how it’s celebrations provide an important lifeline to heritage and identity for younger generations of the Black Caribbean diaspora in Britain. It is a journey into the feeling of belonging, through the rituals of Carnival attendance and the power of bass.

Commissioned by Animate Projects and Anim18 – the UK-wide celebration of British animation in 2018 – as part of ‘Untold Tales’. ‘Untold Tales’ is an exciting and vibrant collection of stories exploring cultural heritage, historic curiosities, devoted communities, and ways individuals navigate modern life.

Directed and Animated by Jessica Ashman
Featuring the voices of Jessica Ashman, Kayleigh Owen and Lyttanya Shannon
Music by Skibu Foster
Sound Design by Chris Smith at Kluster Rooms
Produced by Abigail Addison

Supported by Arts Council England and the BFI.

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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