A new documentary entitled ‘The Real World of Peter Gabriel’ directed by Georg Maas and Dieter Zeppenfeld will be broadcast simultaneously in Germany and in France on Arte TV next Thursday, 6th of august at 11.20pm. The documentary will also be broadcast on Sunday 9th of August at 12.55pm.
The film was inspired by the 20th Anniversary of Real World Records and the release of last years long gestating collaborative album ‘Big Blue Ball’. This record was a result of some of the legendary ‘Real World Recording Weeks’ which took place in the 1990’s, where musicians from all over the world would get together and make music. The film gives an insight on the extraordinary atmosphere in which these sessions were held and also on the philosophy of Real World on the process of recording with producers and artists that come from different cultural backgrounds.
Peter Gabriel himself got personal insights on the social and political conditions and problems in many countries by working with musicians from all around the world. In consequence he initiated political initiatives for Human Rights, like ‘Witness’ and ‘The Elders’
The filmmakers spent time at Real World going through the archives, filming interviews with key staff, including Peter Gabriel himself and also watching a recording session as it took place – ‘Syriana’ – a forthcoming project on Real World Records.
Follow the links below to the Big Blue Ball artist page and to Arte TV.
If you are in Europe on Thursday or Sunday make sure you tune in to this fabulous documentary!