The band say ’Nobody Knows How To Talk To Children’ was not cleared by them...

White Stripes are distancing themselves from a documentary on the band that’s recently been shown in the US.

The film, ’Nobody Knows How To Talk To Children’, was shot by director George Roca during the band’s residency at the New York Bowery Ballroom in 2002.

The band have issued a statement on their website, claiming the film, which was recently shown at the Seattle Film Festival, was not cleared by the band, and they own the rights to the footage and music.

The statement reads: “We never authorised, released, or legally allowed in any way for the video to be shown.”

MTV news reports that Roca has been sent a cease-and-desist order telling him not to show the film any more.

White Stripes are planning to release their own DVD, recorded on their recent UK tour, later this year.