About Injustice: "The most important British documentary of my professional lifetime" Peter Bradshaw, Guardian Film Critic.
UV (75minutes/2019/UK) is the feature length documentary which, like the film Injustice, follows the struggles for justice of families in the UK whose loved ones have been killed by the police. The film has taken 10 years to produce working with several families of people killed by the police. UV is near completion already and these funds are for the technical costs and international distribution of UV to include Q&A sessions with the families in the film to raise awareness and build support for their struggles for justice. The finances will be used for costs such as technical preparations, transcripts, certification, publicity materials, screening facilities and travel.
Those of you who know of Injustice will not need explaining what UV will do but if you have not seen Injustice please watch it here so that you can have an idea of what you will be part of supporting with UV.
UV takes a similar path to Injustice working with a group of families as they struggle to find the truth about what happened to their loved ones. The film goes further though as it examines state violence at a broader level, as well as the resistance to it. The new film is a powerful reflection on the cases that are investigated and puts the demands and thoughts of the families at its core. Moving testimonies, new and unseen evidence of the deaths and a documentation of the journey to discover the truth are combined with a reflective filmic style that asks very fundamental questions of the value of life and the need to struggle.
"After my brother Sean Rigg died at Brixton Police Station in 2008 it was Migrant Media who spent years working with me and my family to make a film about what happened to my brother. That film keeps his memory alive and documents our fight exactly as Injustice does for other families and as, I am sure, UV will also do." Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg and the United Families & Friends Campaign.
“It’s nearly 20 years since Injustice was released and the impact of the film continues despite the attempts from police officers who tried to suppress the film by threatening libel action (which we defeated thanks to the support of many thousands of people across the world). UK broadcasters refused to screen Injustice (despite the films many festival awards, a national theatrical release by the BFI and international television broadcasts from South Africa to Iran to New Zealand) the power of the film is still very raw and pertinent after all this time. UV takes up where 'Injustice' ended and lifts the struggle across generations.” Ken Fero, Migrant Media
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(2001/98 minutes/UK/Dir: Ken Fero & Tariq Mehmood/Migrant Media)
The struggles for justice by the families of people that have died in police custody.
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.
Winner Best Documentary - BFM London Film Festival 2002, Winner National Social Justice Award 2003, Winner Best Documentary (Human Rights) - One World Film Festival 2003, Winner New Nation Campaign group of the Year 2004.