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Screening at Trispace

trispace shorts bermondseyOn Sept 25 TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND screened in the film programme Trispace Shorts at Trispace Gallery, an art centre in Bermondsey, London, curated by Rizelle Molchanova.



the biggest street art project in London

Street art documentary TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND will screen at Portobello Film Festival. This is the first official screening in London.

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“Taking Over The King’s Land (Gillian McIver) 23 mins. As everybody prepares for
the 2012 Olympics,  Nazir Tanboull begins the biggest street art project in London”

Here is the programme for Saturday 30 August, 6 pm


The rest of the festival programmes can be seen here




Sheffield DocFest opens today

Sheffield DocFest opens today and amazing streetart doc TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND is on in the Videotheque throughout the festival.

If you are a delegate, please pull up a chair and have a look at the inspiring story of how an Egyptian artist tried to turn a condemned London housing estate into a giant artwork.


Portrait Nazir Tanbouli

Portrait Nazir Tanbouli


bdcmJune 1 Taking Over the King’s Land will be at Puny Gods vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum in Exeter, a full day of films and talks. Gillian McIver will present the film.



June 7 is the opening of the Sheffield DocFest and Taking Over the King’s Land  will be there! It will screen in the festival Videotheque where it will be available to all delegates. After the festival it will remain available online to delegates for 90 days., So  if you’re going to Sheffield please check it out!sheffield docfest kingsland

I will be tweeting and blogging about the festival so do stay tuned in 😉



PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum – King’s Land Screening

June 01 sees a screening for Taking Over the King’s Land in Exeter, Devon!

The film will be playing at PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is one of the UK’s largest collection of material related to the moving image and has strong links with the BFI. There will be a great selection of award winning films screening and a selection of talks by film-makers and film studies academics from the University of Exeter.

This is going to be really fun. More details coming



TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND has been completed and signed off. The film is now winging its way around the world in festival submissions.

Portrait Nazir Tanbouli

Portrait of Nazir Tanbouli

London Summer 2012. It’s Jubilee year, Olympic year.
And in a forgotten corner of East London, in the shadow of the Olympic site, Egyptian artist Nazir Tanbouli is battling weather, vandalism and lack of funds, to create a massive mural installation throughout a semi-derelict housing estate.

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One man, one brush. Taking Over the King’s Land follows Nazir through his self appointed task on the Kingsland estate. Can art counter the urban atmosphere of deprivation, blight and neglect?

Nazir Tanbouli

Nazir Tanbouli