Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey is a 2005 documentary film directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise.
The film follows 31-year-old Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. Dunn sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and the reasons it is loved by so many people.
The film made its debut at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released as a two-disc special edition DVD in the US on September 19, 2006.
A follow-up to the film titled Global Metal premiered at the Bergen International Film Festival on October 17, 2007, and saw limited release in theatres in June 2008.
Released 14 Sep, 2005. 98 min. Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen. Indie documentary film.