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.
|Cast:||Red Saunders, Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Dennis Bovell|
|Script:||Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah|