White Riot

November 16, 2021 Members’ Choice 8:30pm

In 1976, underground theatre activist Red Saunders co-founded Rock Against Racism to mount demonstrations and concerts against the growing influence of the far-right National Front. RAR brought together punk, ska, reggae and the new wave, joining and harnessing their creative energies in protest against racism, xenophobia and bigotry. Involving numerous RAR key players, Shah’s award-winning documentary relives the movement and its exhilarating music.

” ‘White Riot’ uses archive footage and stills brilliantly. It dispenses with expositional voiceover and clocks in at a lean 80 mins. But all of that pales beside its central message.” Chris Waywell, Time Out


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Film Information
Release year: 2019
Running time:   80 mins
Directed by: Rubika Shah
Language: English
Country: UK
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Red Saunders,
Dennis Bovell,
Mykael S. Riley
Awards: Berlin best feature film;
London Film Festival best documentary (Grierson award)
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Rotten Tomatoes
WFC Audience Score:  90%

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