White Riot

White Riot · White Riot

Rubika Shah

2020, GB, 74', M12

Transmission 2020

26 Nov 2020 · Passos Manuel · 20H15


Great Britain, late 1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is divided over immigration and the National Front, a fascist party that is gaining strength. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press calling for rock to be a force against racism. NME, Melody Maker and Sounds: everyone publishes the letter.