Özet | Synopsis
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Londra, 1970’lerin sonu, aşılamayan petrol krizi ve işsizlik yılları. Radikal sağ yükselişte, İngiltere’deki ırkçı dalga göçmenlerin yaşamını tehdit ediyor. Ayrıcalıklı sanılan beyaz gençlik bile isyan bağrağı açıyor, müzik çevrelerinin önderliğinde “Rock Against Racism” (Irkçılığa Karşı Rock) Hareketi örgütleniyor. Polisin kimse gelmez diye boşladığı konserler dolup taşıyor, Birleşik Krallık punk hareketiyle tanışıyor. Adını The Clash şarkısından alan “Beyaz İsyan”, bugün “Black Lives Matter” (Siyahların Hayatı Değerlidir) hareketinin karşılık bulduğu Londra’nın antifaşist yakın tarihine ışık tutuyor.

EN

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press, calling for rock to be a force against racism. NME, Melody Maker, and Sounds all publish the letter. Flooded with responses, Red discovers many share his views. Teaming up with like-minded creatives Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Syd Shelton and Australian graphic designer Ruth Gregory, the team bands together to create Rock Against Racism (RAR) and a fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Speaking directly to the youth, Temporary Hoarding reports stories and issues that the mainstream British media ignores, like immigration, the Catholic side of the Northern Ireland conflict, and the police’s controversial “suspected persons” (sus) powers. They give a voice to the voiceless. The National Front begins to strike back, committing acts of violence against RAR supporters and petrol-bombing their HQ. Despite this, RAR spreads virally across the UK and into Europe, becoming a grassroots youth movement. The Clash, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson and other top bands of the day jump on board. White Riot is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.

Yönetmen Hakkında | About the Director
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Sinemacı, yazar, gazeteci Rubika Shah çocukluğunu ve gençliğini Birleşik Krallık ve Suudi Arabistan arasında geçirdi. BBC için Spike Lee, Gore Vidal ve David Bowie’yle ilgili kısa belgeseller yaptı. İlk uzun metrajlı belgeseli “Beyaz İsyan” film festivallerde beğeni topladı, film eleştirmenlerinden tam not aldı.

EN

Rubika is a writer/director and Screen International Star of Tomorrow, whose films have screened at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca and Hot Docs. Her mini-doc about David Bowie screened in UK cinemas through Picturehouse and was featured in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and i-D Vice. Her debut feature, White Riot, was showcased at the Great 8 at Cannes 2018, and she is also working on an expanded version of her David Bowie doc.

Turkish title

Beyaz İsyan

Yönetmen | Director

Rubika Shah

Ülkeler | Countries

Birleşik Krallık | UK

Senaryo | Screenplay

Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah

Görüntü Yönetmeni | Cinematography

Susanne Salavati

Kurgu | Editing

Emma Corbett, Jack Jones

Dünya Hakları | World Sales

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