WHITE RIOT

Documentaries
Director: Rubika Shah 2020 80 Minutes Ages 15+
WHITE RIOT Fri 02 Oct
04:30pm 80mins New Farm Six Cinemas
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In 1970s London, the nascent punk scene is the battleground for a war against an insidious strand of racism in this layered tale of politics, zine culture and progressive youth energy.

Rubika Shah’s debut doco chronicles the cultural movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) and the lead up to their iconic 1978 protest concert in Victoria Park. Punctuated with reflections from quintessential British musicians The Clash, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson and Pauline Black, it collages electrifying unearthed archival footage, with original zines from the RAR workshop. At a moment when the subject could not be more relevant, Shah shows how close the racist right came to controlling the heart of punk and the rise of counter rallies to motivate a new generation to bear the torch of resistance.

Australian Premiere

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Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:United Kingdom
Language:English
Director:Rubika Shah
Producer:Ed Gibbs
Cast:Red Saunders, Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Dennis Bovell
Script:Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Icon Films