Co-director Ken Fero will come for a Q&A after the film.
Thurs Oct 27th, 7pm @ rAtstar, http://ratstarsquat.wordpress.com/
"one of the most powerful fims ever made in this country"
I N J U S T I C E
The story of the struggles for justice of the families of people killed by the police.
(Ken Fero & Tariq Mehmood/98 mins/BetacamSP/2001/UK)
In 1969 David Oluwale became the first black person to die in police custody in Britain. Many others have died since then. None of the police officers involved have been convicted of these deaths. In this documentary, the families of these victims ask "Why not?"
This is a blow by blow account of the relentless struggles of the families as they find out how they lost their loved ones in extremely violent deaths at the hands of police officers. Each family is met with a wall of official secrecy and the film documents how they unite and challenge this together. The documentary uses powerful exclusive footage filmed over a five year period and witnesses the families pain and anger at the killings. It documents the fight to retrieve the bodies for burial, the mockery of police self-investigation and the collusion of the legal system in the deaths.
The film asks why an accused killer in a police uniform is not judged by the same standards as the rest of society.
I N J U S T I C E documents the horrific loss of life at the hands of the state and it's attempts to cover up these killings. The British police have been responsible for hundreds of deaths and have walked free.
The families of the dead want justice and they will not stop until they have got it.
More on the Rally:
13th Annual March against Deaths in Custody 2011