Ken Fero's "Injustice"
06 October 2016
In conjunction with Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition Misadventure, we present a free screening of Ken Fero’s Injustice (2001), a film that The Guardian called ‘one of the most powerful and despairing films ever to have been made’ in the United Kingdom. Threatened by police censorship and banned on television in the United Kingdom—Injustice is one of the United Kingdom’s most politically controversial films.
This seven-year project shares the stories of British deaths in custody, and the battle for justice by the families left behind. In the past thirty-years there have been over 1,000 deaths in custody in the United Kingdom, and only one officer conviction. Crafted from hundreds of hours of footage, Injustice exposes the institutional racism of black deaths in custody. It investigates the corrupt acts of police brutality and human rights fallacies committed, while journeying with the victims’ families as they seek retribution for the unjust loss of life.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Jodie Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies at SAE QANTM Creative Media Institute, Brisbane. Taylor’s research specialisations include popular music and identities (gender, sexuality, age, race and class); queer theory; the sociology of subcultures, scenes, and audiences; and ethnography, autoethnography, and insider research.
Injustice (2001/98minutes/Migrant Media/UK)
Production: Migrant Media
Producer: Ken Fero
Director: Ken Fero & Tariq Mehmood
Photography: Kasim Abid, Donovan Fontaine, Koutaiba D. Salman
Editor: Roya Salari, David Fox, Richard Horn
Sound: Ivan Fawzi
Narrator: Kathy Tyson