Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Resistance of Others

My sister's collective OOMK zine co-organised this event last night along with The Leaf Network. It was pretty RAD(ical) and really inspired! I especially loved Akala's powerful performances. Antarma was brilliant too and so was Hollie who performed her well-known  'Mathematics.' (see below)

I have so much respect for all the artists and speakers that performed. I hope one day I have the courage to go in front of crowds and read out my work with just a fraction of the passion and strength as these guys. Also much support as ever to Hamja Ahsan in is campaign to bring justice to Talha. I hope he and Marcia Riggs and all the other families affected by police brutality and injustice will continue to gain support and bring light upon truth.

More info and pics below-

The Leaf Network and OOMK present:
"The Resistance of Others: with Akala and Ken Fero"
Friday 5th July- The Albert, 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT

Join MOBO award winning rap artist Akala for a live performance and audience Q&A session with Migrant Media's director Ken Fero on police brutality. The event will start with a screening of Migrant Media's film 'Who Polices the Police?' Guest performers: Antarma, ANG. Guest speakers: Marcia Riggs, Hamja Ahsan

Ken's award winning film 'Injustice' documents over 2000 police custody deaths that have occurred since records began in 1969. The film narrates stories of the struggles for justice by the families of those that have died in police custody. It sheds light on the fact that there has never been a successful prosecution of police officers, and human rights abuses continue despite overwhelming evidence. The film has won several awards at the BFM London Film Festival and One World Film Festival, including the best documentary for human rights.

Migrant Media is a non-profit group of radical film-makers with a focus on work about resistance, race and class. Leading the group is director Ken Fero, who's work visually documents experiences in various communities since 1989 in television and cinema production. Migrant Media has a strong community grounding with an international reputation for challenging and innovative work. This event is intended to raise awareness for MM's upcoming film 'The Resistance of Others', due to be released in September. All funds will go towards the post-production and initial distribution costs of the film.

View the film 'Injustice' here: