Watch The Clash Crank Out “White Riot” with Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey

The footage is from the new award-winning documentary White Riot, about the U.K.’s Rock Against Racism movement.

It was just last month when we learned of the imminent arrival of award-winning documentary White Riot, debuting October 16 via virtual cinema, which supports independent theaters during the pandemic. The movie chronicles the rise of the Rock Against Racism movement that spread across the U.K. in the late 1970s as a response to right-wing advances in federal government.

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White Riot won the prize for Best Documentary at the 2019 London Film Festival, and features new interviews with Clash drummer Topper Headon, Pauline Black of The Selecters, reggae producer Dennis Bovell, and more.

With the doc’s release date a week away, Film Movement has shared an electrifying new clip from the movie. In the scene, The Clash blaze through their song “White Riot,” taken from the group’s 1977 self-titled debut. The performance was part of a massive Rock Against Racism festival that happened in London’s Victoria Park. Watch it below.


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