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DIY or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist

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Genre  Documentary
Budget  5,000 USD
Country  USA
6.8/10 IMDb


Director  Michael W. Dean
Initial DVD release  November 16, 2004
Duration  
Language  English
DIY or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist movie poster
Release date  2002
Cast  Lydia Lunch, Ian MacKaye, J Mascis
Similar movies  Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)
Tagline  A FILM BY, FOR AND ABOUT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist is a low-budget documentary film released by Music Video Distributors in 2002. The film is a "celebration of the underdog" and deals with why artists do what they do, regardless of the lack of a continuous paycheck.

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The film features some artists that define the DIY ethic and speaks to the overall DIY culture. It features interviews with Lydia Lunch, Ian MacKaye, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, Jim Rose, J. G. Thirlwell of Foetus, Mike Watt, Eric McFadden, Richard Kern (filmmaker), Ron Asheton of The Stooges, Madigan Shive of Bonfire Madigan, and Dave Brockie of Gwar, among others.

The DVD was released (under the title "D.I.Y. or Die: Burn This DVD") with no region restrictions or copy protection. Director Michael W. Dean allowed and even encouraged people to make copies for non-commercial use.

References

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