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ARI (2008)

8mins, MiniDV

Ari Up, the legendary punk reggae singer from The Slits, discusses her anarchic philosophies on life, interluded with clips of her in London, performing on stage and interacting with the street.

"When I first met Poppie she traveled on tour with me and came to visit me in Brooklyn, but wherever she came she always had her camera with her, capturing all the unrehearsed spontaneous footage she envisioned. I see this in her short film about me in London - authentic, artistic and real. I think it represents me artistically, but also straight to the point. She follows her instincts and visions without any help. She has the freedom to experiment, and what an experiment it turned out to be." Ari Up

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