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Violent Tendencies

The second Current TV commission for Troika+Ltd, this documentary delved into the underground world of the UK Fight Club. We risked equipment and personal harm to bring to the screen this report of a group of bored youths who live out media-fuelled violence in their own fight club.

Metal bars, glass, fists and chains all are on display in a show which the channel considered initially too hard-hitting for TV, having to be edited and cut for broadcast. This was originally a self contained documentary but Current TV wanted to alter the angle to myself and Lee Cambell reporting on our experience, rather than simply playing out the events. We personally did not agree with this decision and currently only the version that exists is the Current screener.

We were committed Troika+Ltd was in bringing new, exciting content to the screens of UK and US TV. It was the extremely intimate access to such an underground phenomenon and subculture that led Current to commission Troika for their Sex & Money season of 2009.

 

Director / Editor / Camera
RICARDO LACOMBE

Co-Director / Interviewer
LEE CAMBELL

Asst. Editor
THEO CANE GARVEY

Producer
ROB SPERENZA

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