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Punk Rock Politics


A punk singer campaigns for election in a sleepy English town.



Information for the Audience: 

Director’s Statement for Punk Rock Politics

Like many artists within the punk genre I’m inspired by societal struggle and change, and this short film tells the story of my endeavour to practice what I preach.

Filmed on a smartphone, Punk Rock Politics documents the climax of my campaign to become elected to my local council in North Yorkshire. Government at any level can seem impenetrable and aloof, but in reality the process is much more benign. Change is possible, and I hope to show the next generation of activists and progressives that it is possible, and indeed important, to try for it.

Screenings / Awards: 

2017 ICE Film Festival
2017 Workers Unite Film Festival

Directed by: 
Rio Goldhammer
Writing credits: 
Rio Goldhammer
Rio Goldhammer - Self
Produced by: 
Rio Goldhammer
Music by: 
Rio Goldhammer
Film Editing by: 
Rio Goldhammer
Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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