Defiance: Channel 4 x Whitechapel Gallery

  • The Crowd Following The Hearse At The Funeral Of Blair Peach. Southall Riot

Past Event

This event was on Fri 5 Apr, 2-6pm

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Defiance: Channel 4 x Whitechapel Gallery

Join us for an exclusive free screening of Defiance: Fighting the Far Right – a new, landmark Channel 4 documentary series that examines the political and social struggles faced by Britain’s Asian community between 1976 and 1981.

Across three episodes, the series investigates campaigns of violence and murder at a time when National Front activity became increasingly prominent, including events such as the Southall protests, the death of Blair Peach, the Battle for Brick Lane and the story of the Bradford 12. The series combines archival footage and compelling new testimony from key figures on the front line at the time, detailing what happened when the British Asian community decided to fight back.

Visitors are welcome to enter Gallery 2 at any time during the screenings, and each episode is fully captioned.

These free afternoon screenings are followed by a day of discussions on Saturday 6 April exploring issues, stories, artistic responses and contemporary resonances related to the series.


14.00-15.00: Defiance: Fighting the Far Right, episode 1

15.30-16.30: Defiance: Fighting the Far Right, episode 2

17.00-18.00: Defiance: Fighting the Far Right, episode 3