After having won an award for her documentary at the London Film Festival director of White Riot, Rubika Shah, explains in a video interview that all her previous films have been about youth culture, music and how the power of arts can change people’s lives.
White Riot focuses on the Rock Against Racism movement that began as a response to an increase in racist attacks in England and the surge of popularity towards the far-right National Front. As seen in the clip below, the founders of Rock Against Racism had been following the rise of hatred in their country and eventually they got fed up when Eric Clapton voiced his support, on stage, for said hatred and ignorance.
And so the movement was created.
Directed by Rubika Shah
Documentary, Music | English | 80 min
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