Monday, 1 October 2012

Controversial filmmaker Ken Fero’s new film this Wednesday

Controversial filmmaker Ken Fero’s new film

Who Polices the Police?’

this Wednesday at

West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival 2012

 
Controversial filmmaker Ken Fero’s new film ‘Who Polices the Police?’ will be getting its Birmingham Premiere at 8.15pm on Wednesday 3 October 2012 at the Birmingham Library Theatre as part of the West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival 2012.

The documentary probes the death in Police custody of Sean Rigg, who died in Brixton Police Station on Thursday 21 August 2008. Fero and members of the Rigg family will be in attendance for what promises to be a highly charged event.

 Fero, a Senior Lecturer in Media Production at Coventry University, says, “This new film features the case of Sean Rigg, whose inquest ended with a damning verdict on the excessive restraint by police officers that led to his death in the custody area of Brixton Police Station.

“This powerful documentary, filmed over four years, combines interviews with an experimental poetic approach. It’s a highly critical piece targeting the police self-investigation and elements of the state as well as popular and bourgeois media. The film moves from highly emotional verite to quotes by Chairman Mao and George Orwell and contains disturbing CCTV footage of Sean Rigg’s death.”

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