TOPOWA! - Never Give Up

laurels icon Best Music Documentary Feature nominee
  • Sonica
  • 1h 22m
  • Documentary Feature
  • UK Premiere
  • 2019

The film and Q&A are available any time from 28 Oct to 7 Nov 2020.

You can watch for free, or support the festival by donating £5.

TOPOWA! is a journey of hope that celebrates the power of music to change lives. From the Katwe slums in Uganda to the streets of London and the fields of Cheltenham Festival, we follow five young teacher musicians and the Brass For Africa band as they prepare for an unforgettable experience that will transform their lives forever.

Philip Sansom is an award winning filmmaker and photographer. His work spans from commercials to documentaries, with a signature cinematic style that has seen him garner recognition at festivals around the world. His shorts are among the most played online and his last documentary aired on SKY Arts. Inigo Gilmore is an award winning journalist and filmmaker who has worked across the world, with extensive experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. His reports and documentary films have appeared on Channel 4 News, the BBC, and on US broadcasters.

Representative

Rupert Sansom

rupert@phix.london

Director

Philip Sansom

Director

Inigo Gilmore

Executive Producer

Philip Sansom

Producer

Rupert Sansom

Writer

Philip Sansom

Writer

Inigo Gilmore

Director of Photography

Philip Sansom

Editor

Fin Kinsella

Editor

Philip Sansom

Sound Designer

Bonnie Wild

Music

Alan Fernie

Production Designer

PHIX