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White Riot

White Riot
White Riot

Year

2019

Duration

80 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

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Synopsis

With the National Front on the rise and musicians like Eric Clapton supporting racist views from politicians, Rock Against Racism was formed by a handful of like-minded individuals in London, 1976. Seeking to reclaim punk bands who had gathered followings from racist groups, Rock Against Racism quickly became a UK-wide movement. Branches were set up by supporters all across the country, with its members united by its central tenet: love music, hate racism. Culminating in a momentous concert at Victoria Park in 1978, this documentary charts the historical movement, adeptly using archive footage to tell the story. ‘White Riot’ is a timely examination of the history of racism in the UK, as well as providing a demonstration of the positive impact music can have.

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15 Classification

Very strong language, racist behaviour.

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