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This Documentary Shows How Punks Stopped Skins In '80s Paris


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Punks, politics and Paris collide in this revealing documentary

If it is true that music is history collapsed into culture, then the above documentary, Antifa: Chasseurs de Skins, is an awesome insight into Paris’ political, economic and racial issues in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It’s a film seen from the microcosm of the punk scene. As punk’s skinhead origins nastily morphed into anti-semitic, anti-immigration and fascist gangs that plagued the Parisian punk scene, a group of punks—largely from migrant backgrounds—formed their own counter-fascist gangs like the Red Warriors. The video is definitely worth watching as a reminder that there’s no such thing as punk without politics.

Haven’t got your punk fix just yet? Watch this documentary on women in the early days of UK punk.