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.



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