Film still from <em>White Riot</em>

Film still from White Riot

White Riot

  • Thu 16 Jul 2020
  • 2—3:30PM
  • 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

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Film poster from <em>White Riot</em>

Film poster from White Riot

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