By Benjamin Zephania. Filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce (Bloodaxe Books), available at Arnolfini bookshop for £12.00.
To Do Wid Me is a film portrait of Benjamin Zephaniah by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, drawing on both live performances and informal interviews. It shows him performing his poetry for different audiences and talking about his work, life, beliefs and much else. You see him live on stage at Ledbury Poetry Festival, Newcastle's Live Theatre, Hexham's Queen's Hall and Brunel University, and engaging with school children at Keats House in London, where he was writer-in-residence. As well as the main film, the DVD also has a bonus feature: music videos made by Zephaniah with the Beta Brothers and Mango Island. All the poems and songs from the film and videos are included in the accompanying book.