Ultraviolence: the shocking, brutal film about deaths in police custody

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source: The Guardian
published:  12 October 2020

It has taken 19 years for Ken Fero to complete the follow-up to Injustice, his unforgettable film about deaths in police custody. But perhaps the surprising thing is that he finished it at all.

Injustice is the great documentary about brutality in the police – a shocking exposé of deaths resulting from beatings, shootings, teargassing, asphyxiation and neglect. The film, co-directed by Tariq Mehmood, won numerous awards, yet was never shown on television and as good as destroyed Fero’s career. As he says today, no broadcaster would touch him after Injustice.

Yet Fero is now back with Ultraviolence, another collaboration with Mehmood and their film-making collective Migrant Media. Like Injustice, it does far more than documenting deaths in police custody.

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UFFC annual memorial family event for 2020 moves online

Grieving families at UFFC annual rally in 2015 - credit Panther Manchanda
UFFC 2015 – Standing together in love and unity – credit Panther Manchanda

source: United Families & Friends
published: 4 October 2020

Due to Covid restrictions UFFC will be holding this years 22nd annual memorial event online.

All families are requested to submit a two-minute clip of the story of their loved ones making sure they mention their name and details of what happened.

Please send your clips to contactuffc@gmail.com
The deadline for sending in your clips is on the 20 October 2020, no later than 12:00pm. Click here to watch video >

These will all be edited together and released across all UFFC and partner platforms at 1:00pm on Saturday 31st October 2020. We will also be releasing it across all media.

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RAAH Fest 2020: ‘Stronger together than divided’ supports the National Family Fund

Mikey Powell Campaigners at annual rally
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source: RAAH.Fest
published: September 2020

So what is RAAH.Fest? It is a charity music festival to amplify the voices of young people affected by migration displacement, human trafficking and racial discrimination.

​RAAH. Fest is 100% run by volunteers and supports people and charities in the youth sector.

This year the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is amongst the 20 charities selected to benefit from the funds that are raised this year.

Where are all the donations going?

“No one should feel like they don’t belong, which is why RAAH. Fest supports some pretty amazing charities. These charities are dedicated to putting an end to human trafficking and racial discrimination and the negative impacts of migration displacement.

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