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White Riot (2019)

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Rock Against Racism was formed in 1976, prompted by Eric Clapton. It blends fresh interviews with archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches.

Director:

Rubika Shah

Writers:

Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah
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Credited cast:
Red Saunders Red Saunders ... Self
Dennis Bovell Dennis Bovell ... Self
Mykaell Riley Mykaell Riley ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pervez Bilgrami Pervez Bilgrami ... Self
Pauline Black ... Self
The Clash ... Themselves (archive footage)
Ruth Gregory Ruth Gregory ... Self
Stuart Hall Stuart Hall ... Self - Sociologist (archive footage)
Topper Headon ... Self
David Hinds David Hinds ... Self
Roger Huddle Roger Huddle ... Self
Mick Jones ... Self (archive footage)
Misty In Roots Misty In Roots ... Themselves (archive footage)
Joe Pearce Joe Pearce ... Self - Young Member of the National Front (archive footage)
Enoch Powell Enoch Powell ... Self - Politician (archive footage)
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Expanding her (White Riot: London (2017)) short documentary film, Rubika Shah's energizing film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by 'music's biggest colonialist' Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot (2019) blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate 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 antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR's message to the masses. Written by London Film Festival

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French visa # 153291. See more »

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Features Arena: Tell Us the Truth (1979) See more »

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White Riot
Written and performed by The Clash
(single, CBS Records, 18-3-1977)
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,296
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