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White Riot
  

White Riot (DVD, TBC)

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Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music... photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press, calling for rock to be a force against racism. NME, Melody Maker, and Sounds all publish the letter. Flooded with responses, Red discovers many share his views. Teaming up with like-minded creatives Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Syd Shelton and Australian graphic designer Ruth Gregory, the team bands together to create Rock Against Racism (RAR) and a fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Speaking directly to the youth, Temporary Hoarding reports stories and issues that the mainstream British media ignores, like immigration, the Catholic side of the Northern Ireland conflict, and the polices controversial suspected persons (sus) powers. They give a voice to the voiceless. The National Front begins to strike back, committing acts of violence against RAR supporters and petrol-bombing their HQ. Despite this, RAR spreads virally across the UK and into Europe, becoming a grassroots youth movement. The Clash, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson and other top bands of the day jump on board. White Riot is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. Its Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.
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DVD Code IFD1034WR
Rating TBC
Year 2019
Runtime 80 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, TBC
Released 17 Jun 2021
Availability
Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

Movie Information

Director Rubika Shah
Cast and Crew Red Saunders, Dennis Bovell, Mykael S. Riley, Pervez Bilgrami, Pauline Black, The Clash, Ruth Gregory, Stuart Hall, Topper Headon, David Hinds, Roger Huddle, Mick Jones, Misty In Roots, Joe Pearce & Enoch Powell
Languages English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Tagline The untold story of how a motley crew of punks stood up against racism.

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DVD Code IFD1034WR
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Madman Films
Released 17 Jun 2021
Publication Country
Format DVD, TBC
Category Documentary
Non-Fiction & Sport
Special Features
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 80mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1

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