Migrant Media - filmography
The film follows the struggle of Joy's family in their fight for justice and for the truth to be exposed. The film examines how the media carried out a character assassination of Joy in order to justify the way in which she was killed and how this fed into a widespread cover-up.
The highly controversial programme asks why senior police officers and the immigration service did not face charges for their involvement in this controversial incident. Throughout 'Justice Denied' the families speak out to keep the memory of their loved ones alive, to demand justice and to challenge the climate of fear created by Britain's enforcement of immigration controls. a.k.a Justice for Joy
"fresh and angry" - The Guardian "heartfelt" - The Independent
The documentary closely follows the struggles of the detainees including hunger strikes, revolts and uprisings. They give first hand accounts of how they organised themselves during these protests and the measures used by the immigration service to suppress them. Despite being ignored by the media and isolated from the outside world the film documents the courage and determination of people prepared to stand up for their rights even at the cost of their own lives.
"a damning investigation" - The Independent "an important programme" - Time Out
Since the late 70's, young immigrants have organised to fight back, especially the young beur (a slang word for Arab) and the emerging militant "beur movement" achieved some important successes in the early 1980's. This documentary explores this movement by following some of the young people who have been active throughout the last decade, focusing on their lives and activities today. Their parents also speak about their own experience of racism in French society, such as the massacre of over 200 Algerians by police in Paris in October 1961. This combination of the militancy of the youth and the experience of the older generation is now firmly on the political agenda and is challenging the French model of the Republic; "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" - for whom?
Winner Mentione Speciale Festival Images du Monde Arabe and the Milano Province Prize 5th Festival of African Cinema
"vital viewing" - Spare Rib
'Britain's Black Legacy' interweaves a wealth of archive material with personal testimonies from some of those who were centrally involved in those struggles. The film retraces this history of struggle and shows how this legacy of resistance opened up fundamental questions around policing and the entire judicial system in Britain. Finally, the film expresses the need to challenge the current political system through using the lessons learnt from the long history of Black struggles in Britain.
'Germany - The Other Story' focuses on two racist murders - that of a Turkish youth, Ufuk Sahin, in West Germany and of an Angolan worker, Antonio Amadeau, in the East and also includes the case of a Turkish youth, Ayhan Ozturk, who killed a German in self-defence. The film features interviews with the families concerned and reconstructs each case with eye-witness accounts. Germany's black and migrant communities speak out openly about the increasing racism in the 'new' Germany, about how the anti-immigrant policies of the State threatens them and about how they are organising the self-defence of their communities.
Winner of Platform Europe Award.
Migrant Media's productions are now available on VHS.Download information on costs and a copy of an order form here :
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