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Injustice Screening and Q&A
November 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pmfree
About this event
Ultraviolence (75 minutes/UK/Migrant Media/2020)
A film about resistance to state violence
Migrant Media and BLM UK in collaboration with political and cultural grassroots organisations across the UK have joined forces for the ULTRAVIOLENCE 10 CITIES TOUR.
Our York stop on the Tour is in collaboration with York Union on Tuesday 16 November. The special screening of this powerful documentary about resistance to police violence is followed by a Q&A with the families of people killed by the police, the filmmakers as well as local and activists.
Come and hear how you can help in the struggles for justice, including getting involved in the radical People’s Tribunal on Police Killings. You can also watch Injustice, Migrant Media’s classic award winning documentary on the same subject here: https://vimeo.com/migrantmedia
Synopsis: Since 1969, over two thousand people have died at the hands of the police in the UK. Shootings, chokeholds, batons, gassing, suffocation, restraint and brutal beatings are some of the methods used. The number of deaths are escalating. Inevitably police officers involved are not convicted for these killings. In this documentary, the families of the victims of police violence demand justice. They ask why society ignores human rights abuses by agents of the state. This reflection on resistance is poignant and political, capturing the brutality and trauma as well as the unrelenting fightback of those who will not be silent about state violence.
“the perfect reminder to everyone that Black Lives DO Matter” The Canary
“leaves a lasting, shocking impression” British Film Institute
“proudly, cussedly uncontainable” The Guardian
“hopeful in the power of people to resist” Flickering Myth
“intimate details give this essay on injustice its power” The Times
“fearless, unflinching, but above all compassionate filmmaking” Cine Vue
Special Jury Award – Queens World Film Festival 2021