White Riot (2019)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Red Saunders, Dennis Bovell, and Mykaell Riley feature prominently in director-co-writer Rubika Shah’s music documentary. It spotlights Rock Against Racism, which was formed in the U.K. in 1976 to alleviate the anti-immigrant hysteria and the growing popularity of the National Front’s political rhetoric. With a punk-inspired style that juxtaposes archival footage of race riots with fanzine excerpts and interviews with leading punk figures of the day (e.g., The Clash), it documents an iconic grassroots crusade.

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archival-footage, hysteria, immigrant, race-relations, rock-music