Films for justice at the BFI

Films for justice at the BFI


Written by: Harmit Athwal

‘Liberating Media’, an event, on Saturday 12 July at the British Film Institute (BFI) will highlight the work of Migrant Media.

The day of film and discussion showcases the films of Migrant Media’s director-in-chief, Ken Fero – starting with an informal morning session, led by Fero, considering the work of Migrant Media and its youth trainee programme. Clips from films such as Postcode Wars (BEAT Productions), an award-winning documentary made by schoolchildren on gang violence will be shown. (Read a review of the BEAT here.)

In the afternoon, there will be a screening of Injustice, which charts the struggle for justice by families of those who have died in police custody, and Po Po, which graphically portrays the last moments of 25-year-old Jason McPherson in Notting Hill police station in January 2007. (Read about the premiere of Po Po here.)

Fero, the de facto documenter of the struggles of families of those that have died in custody, has also made Justice Denied (on Joy Gardner, Joseph Nnalue and Kwanele Siziba) and  Who Polices the Police? (on Sean Rigg) and was a co-founder of the United Families and Friends Campaign (alongside Minkah Adofo, Myrna Simpson, Brenda Weinberg).

Read full details of the event here and you can buy tickets here (one ticket costs £6.50 and covers both sessions).

Related links

British Film Institute

Migrant Media

Migrant Media on Vimeo

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The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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