White Riot

From The Clash and Joy Division to The Specials, a host of British bands joined forces in 1978 to counter the rise of the neo-fascist British National Front and increasing racial violence. Under the Rock Against Racism initiative, they took a decisive stand against marginalisation. Punk rock’s influence on this anti-fascist movement proved to be very effective. With a nod to the aesthetics of fanzine culture and featuring unreleased concert footage and interviews, the film examines the context in which the movement arose while drawing striking parallels to our current situation. (Berlinale)

Director's Biography
Rubika Shah: British-Australian journalist and filmmaker Rubika Shah produces TV programs on the arts and culture for BBC News. Her first short, the satire “Liberty de Liberty”, screened at festivals including Byron Bay and St Kilda in Australia. Her film “Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under” featured in the 2015 Berlinale Generation program, where she also presented her short film “White Riot: London” in 2017. Film Selection: White Riot (2019, doc) - White Riot: London (2017, doc short) - Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under (2015, doc short) - Liberty deLiberty (2011, short)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Rubika Shah
Great Britain 2019
81 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah
Cinematography Susanne Salavati
Editing Rubika Shah
Sound/Sounddesign Dave Sohanpal
Music Aisling Brouwer
With Red Saunders, Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Dennis Bovell, Mykaell Riley, Pauline Black, Topper Headon, Tom Robinson, Lucy Whitman, Ruth Gregory
Producer(s) PRODUCER Ed Gibbs
Smoking Bear Productions
World Sales
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Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Rights:

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
BFI London Film Festival 2019

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