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Britain’s Black Legacy

Synopsis
Shows how black communities have been fighting in the streets and in the courts for the basic human right to live without fear of racial attack. Focuses on several cases of self-defence including the Mangrove 9, the Bradford 12 and the Newham 7, as well as the murders and community response to incidents such the New Cross massacre in 1981, in which 13 black children were killed and which was followed by the Black Day of Action. Looks at racist attacks in schools and on how policing of black communities led to revolt and uprisings across Britain during the 1970s and 1980s. Interweaves archive material and personal testimony from some of those who were involved and shows how this legacy of resistance opened up fundamental questions around policing and the whole judicial system in Britain. Also expresses the need to challenge the current political system uksing lessons learned from the history of black stuggles in Britain.
Series
Europe: Communities of Resistance, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 45 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
black and Asian people; black communities; law enforcement; race relations; racial violence

Credits

Director
Ken Fero; Mogniss H Abdallah
Contributor
Angela Melitopoulos

Production Company

Name

Migrant Media

Sponsor

Name

Im’ Media Productions, Paris

Notes
use for Agence Im’media

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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