Date/Time: 26/09/2014 at 19:00 – 22:30
“if the young are not initiated into the village they will burn it down just to feel it’s warmth…”
Po Po (2013, 25mins) Ken Fero
Jason McPherson who lost his life in shocking circumstances after being taken to Notting Hill Police Station. The film traces his families struggle for truth and justice and the subsequent ‘investigation’ by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Using exclusive CCTV footage and rare access to an IPCC Commissioner the film lays bare the impact of a death in police custody.
Burn (2014, 30 mins) Ken Fero
In August 2011 Britain was on fire – what was the spark that led to the crisis? When Mark Duggan was shot by the police the scene was set for a confrontation, but it was not the first time. In this grass-roots documentary we hear why Tottenham burned, show how the flames spread and look at the deep-rooted reasons that have set fires blazing in the last three decades. Four people in this small community, all black and working class, have died at the hands of the police and this film retraces their story. Powerful witness testimonies are balanced against police reaction to the violence that exploded and the film offers a fresh political analysis of the cause of the uprising. Exploring ideas of collective memory ‘Burn’ is poetry for the people. This radical film bears witness that only justice for those that have died at the hands of the police can put out the fires.
Plus Q&A with
Carole Duggan (Aunt of Mark Duggan)
Ken Fero independent film maker
Myrna Simpson (Mother of Joy Gardner)
- All profits will go to the Justice4Mark and UFFC campaignsTickets £5 on the Door