WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELONG?
Acting as a catalyst for real positive social change, this film is the story of maverick Derby band-leader Maurice ‘Moz’ Ward who inspired a whole English musical movement - and a belonging in tens of thousands of working class people - and my quest, as Moz's grandson, to discover, honour and reignite the spirit of a man, and a culture, who’s old community ways might just help us shape our new world.
Bringing the historical narrative of Moz and the extraordinary belonging he created for thousands of people in Derby and the East Midlands of England sharply into present-day focus, and taking global folk musics of all kinds that tap into tribe, tradition, and heritage, the film brings together a confluence of generations and cultures all around music, the spirit of Moz, and the rich philosophies of belonging that marching bands gave, and still give, to millions of people worldwide.
At its very heart, MOZ'S BAND speaks directly to universal themes of isolation, depression, anxiety and loss of community, whilst actively seeking to reignite belonging today.
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