African Odysseys: Ultraviolence
+ Q&A with director Ken Fero and contributor Janet Alder
Ken Fero’s follow up to his groundbreaking film Injustice sadly feels as timely as ever.
Image: Migrant Media
Dir Ken Fero
A Migrant Media release
Ken Fero’s follow up to his groundbreaking film Injustice sadly feels as timely as ever. Almost two decades after their earlier film Injustice, Ken Fero and Migrant Media continue their fearless exploration of UK deaths in police custody and the campaign for justice. Placing events that happened between 1995 and 2005 in the wider context of a nation at war, the film is also personal – utilising the creators’ perspectives as filmmakers and activists. This is urgent, committed filmmaking and a timely reminder of the powerful potential of political cinema.
Marking over one year since the death of George Floyd and the international emergence of Black Lives Matter, this event will see Tony Warner, African Odysseys chair and Activist in Residence at UCL, welcome director Ken Fero and contributor Janet Alder to speak about the film.
David Somerset, Programmer
Content warning: this film includes real-life footage of violence that some viewers might find upsetting