- Thu 9 Jul 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: Exempt
- General $12
- Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
An startling and revealing exploration of how punk influenced politics in late-1970's Britain when a group of artists united to take on the National Front.
Blending fresh interviews with archive footage this energizing film documents a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, 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. As 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 of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR's message to the masses.
80 mins | Rated E | Documentary | Directed by Rubika Shah