Join the Anti Raids Network and the London Campaign Against Police and State Violence to watch and discuss Ken Fero’s documentary Justice Denied. Fero follows the stories of Joy Gardner, Kwanele Siziba and Joseph Nnalue, three people who died in connection with immigration controls.
Date: Tuesday 3rd June, 6pm – 8pm
Location: Brixton Community Base (Lower Hall), Talma Rd, London SW2 1AS
(50 minutes/l995/Director Ken Fero/Migrant Media)
On the 28th July 1993 Joy Gardner died when police and deportation officers used force to restrain her, tying her with a body belt and ankle straps and gagging her mouth with thirteen feet of tape. There was a national outcry when people heard how Joy had died. ‘Justice Denied ‘ hears from members of her family about Joy’s death, reports on the reactions to it in the Black community, examines two other deaths related to immigration control, that of Kwanele Siziba and Joseph Nnalue, and asks what are the political circumstances that allow these deaths to happen.
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 documentary 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.
“fresh and angry” – The Guardian
“heartfelt” – The Independent