The socially aware music documentary White Riot directed by Rubika Shah, which follows the anti-racist movement “Rock Against Racism” pioneered by young people in 1970s Britain, will open in Japan. The film won the main documentary prize at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019 and the special mention prize in Generation 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020. This message of opposition to the racist violence rife in Britain, which was in a state of economic collapse, originated from young people and was eventually endorsed by musicians, developing into a demonstration of 10,000 strong. The moment when The Clash’s famous White Riot unites everyone is overwhelming. Peter Barakan, whose expertise extends beyond the UK to encompass the ancient and modern music and culture of East and West, has overall responsibility for the subtitles.
From Friday 3 April 2020
Human Trust Cinema Shibuya, Uplink Kichijoji and several locations in Japan
* The screening schedule has been changed. For more information please see the official website (in Japanese).