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Tasting Freedom

Synopsis
Follows the struggles of asylum seekers in Britain for recognition of their basic human rights and investigates abuses on asylum seekers in detention centre and prisons. Documents the growing number of protests among asylum seekers in Britain, many of whom speak out for the first time about abuses they say they suffered under Britain’s immigration laws. Features the death of Joy Gardner following an attempted deportation in July 1993; also examines other deaths in detention centres and prisons including that of ZaÔrean asylum seeker Omasase Lumumba, who was killed by prison officers in Pentonville Prison in 1991.
Series
Critical Eye, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Hire
Sale; 1994 hire: £20.00 1994 sale: £40.00
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 29/9/94.
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
asylum seekers; immigration; refugees; United Kingdom

Credits

Director
Ken Fero
Producer
Ken Fero

Production Company

Name

Migrant Media

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

Migrant Media

Email
sales@injusticefilm.co.uk
Web
http://www.injusticefilm.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Address
PO Box 47412
London
N13 5WG
United Kingdom

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