White Riot

White Riot

White Riot

Documentary chonicling the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement in 1970s UK. RAR was formed during a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation's youth, RAR's multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance.

Founder Red Saunders explains: "We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika". The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978's huge concert in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson and The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR's message to the masses.

Winner of Best Feature (Special Mention of the Generation 14plus International Jury) at Berlin Film Festival 2020, and Best Documentary at London Film Festival 2019.
2019Rating: E80 minsUK
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Arriving with near perfect timing, White Riot is a powerful, persuasive look at a group of people who, rather than being superheroes, were simply “ordinary, anti-racist citizens”.

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Arriving with near perfect timing, White Riot is a powerful, persuasive look at a group of people who, rather than being superheroes, were simply “ordinary, anti-racist citizens”.

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