Communities Of Resistance Film & Discussion Night


pace-the-prison-cellfor International Prisoners Justice Day

With speakers from the Inside Film Project, Justice for SOAS Cleaners Campaign, and Communities of Resistance

Friday August 7, 2009

Doors open 6:30pm, prompt start 7pm, runs to 10pm
Location: Khalili Lecture Theatre SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) Thornhaugh St. Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

Wheelchair accessible venue.  Maps >


Film Screenings include:

Excerpts from INJUSTICE (Ken Fero & Tariq Mehmood, UK, 2001)
A film about struggles for justice by the families of people who have died in police custody.
[If you would like to see the entire film, there will be an optional pre-event screening of Injustice from 5:00-6:30pm in the Khalili Theatre.]

Shorts from the INSIDE FILM PROJECT (UK, 2006)
Inside Film began in August 2006 in HMP Wandsworth with the aim of using film as a means of creative expression and as an educational tool. Out of the project emerged 5 exciting short films created and produced by prisoners, which use their own voices to tell their stories.

THIS BLACK SOIL : BULLDOG FILMS (Teresa Konechne, USA, 2004) 58 minutes
This award-winning film chronicles the inspiring struggle of Bayview, Virginia, USA, a small and impoverished rural African-American community, which successfully defeated a state plan to build a maximum-security prison in their backyard and instead pursued a new vision of economic justice.

Prisoners Justice Day is an international event started by prisoners to acknowledge and remember all those who have died in prison and police custody.

Since 1995, more than 2000 people have died in custody in Britain. This year alone, there have been 118 deaths in custody in England and Wales. As the British government currently embarks on a massive prison expansion project to create 20,000 new prison spaces, even more people will be vulnerable to such violence.

This film event will provide an opportunity to reflect on organizing against deaths in custody and to link with current struggles against prison expansion, immigration and psychiatric detention and state violence both at home and abroad.

This event is free.

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Communities of Resistance (CoRe) is a new grassroots initiative that aims to stop prison expansion in Britain. We oppose building new prisons, because prisons do not make our communities safe. Our long- term aim is to build a vibrant and broad-based movement to end the violence of incarceration.

We support and believe in developing effective, community-based solutions to social problems that do not rely on models of imprisonment.