Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Rubika Shah (Director)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Rubika Shah (Director)

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Read profiles of all of our 2017 Stars.

Together with her producing partner Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah is working on a feature version of their short documentary White Riot, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Click here for the complete list of 2017 Screen Stars of Tomorrow.

Set in an immigration-divided Britain of 1977, the film chronicles the youth subculture that tackled the National Front far-right racist organisation.Development is backed by Creative England, and executive producer is Bafta-nominated Natasha Dack-Ojumu, producer of Sundance doc The Lovers & The Despot.

Shah’s first taste of filmmaking came during the five years she spent living in Australia, where she produced news videos for network ABC News and newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald.

From there, she began receiving commissions from organisations including the BBC to make short documentaries such as Spike Lee: Do The Right Thing, 25 Years On (2014), which looked at the legacy of Lee’s 1989 film. …

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