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Event details

FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GLYN ROBBINS

Attending this event

Glyn Robbins

Glyn Robbins combines occasional film production with his day job as a housing worker. He is also a political activist and campagner and has played a leading role in opposing the English Defence League’s attempts to march through Tower Hamlets.

Films screening at this event

From Cable Street to Brick Lane

Director
Hazuan Hashim & Phil Maxwell
Country
UK
Year
2012
Duration
74 min

A non-linear tribute to successive generations of immigrants and trade unionists in London’s East End, and their triumph over prejudice and intolerance.

Archive footage brings to life the 1936 Battle of Cable Street when Irish dockers ran to the aid of Jews, socialists, anarchists and communists whose protest against a march by the British Union of Fascists provoked an attack by the police. Interviewees – including artist Bob & Roberta Smith and writer Rachel Lichtenstein – recall the subsequent struggles of anti-fascists against racial and homophobic violence in the 1970s and 1990s, depicting a vibrant but disparate community united against hate.