Who Shot the Sheriff?
Directed by Alan Miles, 'Who Shot the Sheriff?' tells the story of one of the most exciting mass movements in British history.
The film features interviews and unseen footage of artists from the Rock against Racism (RAR) movement of the 70s and the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) movement today including The Clash, The Libertines, The Specials, Ms Dynamite, Pete Doherty, Steel Pulse, Hard-Fi, Misty in Roots, X-Ray Spex, Sham 69, Estelle and Babyshambles.
The film tracks the rise of racism and the National Front in Britain during the 70s - and how a generation, black and white, fought back against the Nazi threat, and there's lots of rarely seen archive footage from the punk & RAR era - including the infamous 1978 Carnival in east London's Victoria Park where 100,000 marched to the show headlined by The Clash and Tom Robinson Band.
The story uses a wealth of interviews with the leading artists and
activists who created RAR - many speaking for the first time about what
happened - including Mick Jones, Jerry Dammers, Neville Staples, Jimmy
Pursey, Poly Styrene, Don Letts, Billy Bragg, and
As well as documenting a great political and musical movement, "Who Shot the Sheriff" links the struggle to stop the National Front in the 1970s with campaigns like Unite Against Fascism aiming to stop the likes of the fascist British National Party gaining ground in Britain today.
'Who Shot the Sheriff?' was made possible by the generous support of the Amicus trade union.
For more details look at the Love Music hate Racism website here