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ONLINE—White Riot

Friday, October 16—Thursday, November 20, 2020, Online

(Rubika Shah, UK 2019, 80 min.)

In 1970s Britain, the National Front was gaining political power fomenting racial division and seeking not only a halt to immigration, but repatriation of people of color. In the middle of it all, Red Saunders founded Rock Against Racism. It started as a one-off concert featuring reggae group Matumbi and  singer-songwriter Carol Grimes. It soon grew to a series of concerts, with chapters of RAR all across the British Isles, and the launch of a zine called Temporary Hoarding that called for the end of racism and opposition to the National Front. This documentary, featuring footage from Saunders, his staff, and British musicians of the time, charts the formation of RAR and the events leading up to the first Carnival Against Racism, a march and concert that featured The Clash, Steel Pulse, and the Tom Robinson Band.

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