Goldie: When Saturn Returnz

TX: Channel 4


50 mins, Documentary

Director: John Akomfrah

Producers: Lina Gopaul and David Lawson

Goldie: When Saturn Returnz takes us on a roller coaster ride through the frenetic life of the Godfather of Drum and Bass. A journey that takes us from Wolverhampton to Tokyo, Miami to Hong Kong; through his years in council care and his life as a musician and international pop star.

This portrait of Goldie is a story about pain and anger but also about seeking a place of enunciation and belonging. The film follows Goldie back into his childhood and early experiences of otherness and not-belonging. It investigates the singer’s various ways of expressing himself in art and music, whether through break-dance, graffiti or drum & bass music.

Along the way we meet his family, his collaborators and his celebrated friends, David Bowie and Noel Gallagher.

Awards and Nominations

  • Gold Digital Award at the Cheonju International Film Festival, South Korea, 2001

Film Festivals

  • Rotterdam
  • New York Underground Film Festival
  • London
  • Berlin
  • Taipei
  • Leeds
  • Hong Kong