White Riot

An engaging historical story with timely contemporary echoes.

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White Riot

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration with the National Front, a far-right political party, gaining strength. Outraged by this xenophobic agenda and a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders teams up with like-minded creatives to form Rock Against Racism. Focusing on issues that the mainstream British media ignores, the RAR zine challenges the status quo and sparks a grassroots youth movement that The Clash, Steel Pulse and other top punk bands jump on board.
Not Rated
Genre
Music, Concert, Documentary, Politics & World Affairs
Runtime
80
Language
English
Director
Rubika Shah
Writer(s)
Rubika Shah, Ed Gibbs
FEATURED REVIEW
Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

In August 1976, rock superstar Eric Clapton had a notorious onstage meltdown in Birmingham, England, drunkenly declaring his support for the anti-immigration politician Enoch Powell and warning that Britain was in danger of becoming a "black colony." Nowadays such an outburst might have triggered a ...

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