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.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GLYN ROBBINS
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- Hazuan Hashim & Phil Maxwell
- 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.