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White Riot

Utilising a punk-rock patchwork of archive footage, animation, collages and interviews, British filmmaker Rubika Shah chronicles an important historical moment with precision and vitality. More than just a must-watch for fans of The Clash - the film culminates with them headlining Rock Against Racism's landmark carnival - this is a resounding and still relevant snapshot of an era.

Directors

  • Rubika Shah

Writers

  • Ed Gibbs
  • Rubika Shah

Synopsis

British filmmaker Rubika Shah charts a protest movement that was born in the wake of Eric Clapton’s support of racist MP Enoch Powell, depicting how a multiracial and community-led cultural campaign utilised music to spread their antiracist message.