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Injustice

Synopsis
In 1969 David Oluwale became the first black person to die in police custody in Britain. Others have died since then but no police officers have been convicted in connection with these deaths. This video is an account of the struggles of the families as they try to find out what happened to their loved ones. Each family is met with a wall of official secrecy and the film shows how they unite and challenge this together. The documentary uses 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 inadequacy of police self-investigation and the role 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. The cases mentioned are those of David Oluwale, Joy Gardner, Shiji Lapite, Brian Douglas, Wayne Douglas, Ibrahim Sey, Christopher Alder, Roger Sylvester, Sarah Thomas, and Harry Stanley.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Subjects
Law; Sociology
Keywords
police; race relations

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£25.00 Iinclusive)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
98 minutes
Year
2002

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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