Global Metal

Global Metal

DVD - 2008 | Special ed.
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A globe-spanning and superior sequel to the wildly successful METAL: A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY, continuing that film's anthropological exploration of the sprawling underground tribe of heavy metal fans. This time we follow metal anthropologist Sam Dunn across five continents as he explores the nuances and social impact of metal culture in Brazil, Indonesia, China, India, Israel, Iran and elsewhere. Along the way Sam encounters several stalwarts of the scene, including metal legends such as Metallica, Sepultura and Iron Maiden who continue to gather the faithful in ever-expanding locations. The film places particular emphasis on the complex role of metal culture within globalization, and also as a form of resistance within repressive societies.
Publisher: [Canada] : Seville Pictures, [2008].
Edition: Special ed.
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 G562
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: McFadyen, Scot
Dunn, Sam

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carknerdy Aug 12, 2009

This was one of the best documentaries I have seen in a while! Well, I'm a big fan of metal music so I guess I'm biased. The Canadian documentarist--who is kind of annoying and maybe the only thing I didn't like about the whole thing--travels to Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, and other... Read More »


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RoyalBookworm
Jan 30, 2018

The sequel to Metal is just as fascinating as its predecessor. This one takes a look at metal's impact in different spots around the globe. Brazil, Japan, and even Indonesia are among the places featured. It was interesting to watch as you learn about the socio-political backgrounds that crop up in each location visited. As with the first one, there are interviews with well-known musicians and regional bands.

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hmcafee1973
Jan 25, 2013

Unfortunately, this one didn't work in our player. However, we did get Metal Evolution, which actually got me into listening to heavy metal, which my husband's been into for years. Guess it was pretty effective. We may re-try this one, see if it works this time.

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smichal
Jul 23, 2012

Love it. I like this documentary better than the previous one about the history of metal. I am not a fan of metal music at all but the enthusiasm of the fans is contagious!

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jun 22, 2012

Global Metal follows Sam Dunn around the world as he explores the origins, impact, and cultural significance of metal in various and unexpected regions. He covers Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and even Israel. I found the Japanese segment to be the most interesting and believable. Some of the segments were a bit weak as I can imagine it was difficult work finding metal enthusiasts in these foreign countries. Recommended viewing for any fans of metal.

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Blaine_the_mono
Mar 18, 2012

Another great metal documentary from Torontonian Sam Dunn

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KatieKnight
Oct 10, 2010

A fresh documentary that isn't boring at all. The topic may not be everyone's cup of tea, but is worth a watch. However, it's not as great as it's predessor, "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" (in my opinion). Although it is very intersting to see how one thing as simple as a music genre can unite people across the world! Truely an amazing thing. Beautiful.

carknerdy Aug 12, 2009

This was one of the best documentaries I have seen in a while! Well, I'm a big fan of metal music so I guess I'm biased. The Canadian documentarist--who is kind of annoying and maybe the only thing I didn't like about the whole thing--travels to Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, and other countries to see how heavy metal fandom has manifested itself in each culture. Pretty cool!

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