Switzerland, 90 min
Together with skingirl Karole, Daniel Schweizer undertakes an intercontinental journey to discover what is behind a lifestyle that has experienced a profound division. A couple of English boys in the punk scene had used Nazi symbols as an efficient means of rebelling against their parents, and major bands foolishly turned this provocation into a fascist programme.
Friendliness characterizes Karole’s experiences with representatives of the ska scene in and around record shops and concert venues. Yet she will not be travelling with David Schweizer to Sweden or the American South, where Skinhead Attitude increasingly encounters fascist groups. Meanwhile, radical antifascists do not trust the filmmaker’s motives and refuse to talk to him. Skinhead Attitude is the fascinating portrait of a divided movement.
Jenny Billeter (Translation: BMP Translations)