This is the film that could not be killed. Despite police intimidation, Ken Fero’s award winning documentary Injustice became global news.
The film, just one of a number produced by Migrant Media, was first released in 2001; however, the screening, hosted by MMU’s Sociology Department in collaboration with the Northern Police Monitoring Project, was the first opportunity for many to see the film that has been banned in the United Kingdom. Injustice tells a story ignored by the country’s mainstream media. It is a story of deaths in police custody, the families those deaths leave behind, and their struggle for truth in the face of police harassment.
At the Q and A after the screening I took the opportunity to ask Ken Fero what he felt us, as students, should be doing to promote the issues raised and how to campaign against the corruption and criminality of the police.
I would urge all students, not just those studying social sciences, to watch Injustice. The film, along with others made by Migrant Media is free to watch here.
So watch, listen, spread the word and join the fight for justice.
George is a third year MMU student studying Criminology & Sociology who aspires to become a writer. Torn between two cities, George spends half his time in Leeds, and half his time in Manchester. He is as northern as killing your brothers kestrel.
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