United Kingdom 2017, 9 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
So much remains unchanged—the same racism, the same police brutality, the same riots in the streets of London. But, in 1977, a subversive punk fanzine managed to unite whites and blacks into a joint protest movement. This intense cinematic version shows the birth, and current influence, of a musical protest movement.
Previous Festivals: Sundance, Berlinale
Shorts: The National AnthemFri 12.05 10:00 Cinemateque 2 Filmmaker Present
Shorts: The National AnthemSat 13.05 11:45 Cinemateque 2 Filmmaker Present
Production: Ed Gibbs
Production Company: Smoking Bear Productions
Script: Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah
Cinematography: Nicola Daley, Catherine Goldschmidt
Rubika Shah is a filmmaker, writer and journalist. She has directed documentary shorts for the BBC, covering Spike Lee, Gore Vidal and others. Her documentary short about David Bowie's Let's Dance screened at the Berlinale, Tribeca, Hot Docs and BFI London. A feature documentary is in development with Creative England.