White Riot – Film Society-now 21 Jan

White Riot

2019 : 1hr 20min : Certificate N/C 15+

Director: Rubika Shah

Starring: Red Saunder, Dennis Boven, Mikael S. Riley

Rubika Shah’s energising film charts Rock Against Racism (RAR) which was formed in 1976, prompted by Eric Clapton’s support of racist MP Enoch Powell. The documentary film 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.