Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Film showings: Battle of Orgreave / Who Polices the Police?

The Battle of Orgreave
Sertuc film club Screening & Panel Discussion
Wednesday 26 September 2012
7 – 9.30pm (Doors open 6pm)
TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street
(62 mins) Jeremy Deller / Mike Figgis
Jeremy Deller is a British artist whose work typically involves collaborations with large groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds. On June 17, 2001, in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, Deller staged an historical re-enactment of the violent clashes that took place in June 1984 between strikers from the Orgreave coking plant and the police. The battle marked a turning point in the Thatcher government’s efforts to overcome the political opposition posed by the trade-union movement. Many of the people who were part of the original clash - both striking miners and policemen - participated in the reconstruction (although sometimes in reverse roles), which was recorded by filmmaker Mike Figgis.
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Garden Court Chambers in conjunction with the Institute of Race Relations
Screening of Ken Fero’s: Who Polices the Police?
Followed by panel discussion. Speakers include:
Ken Fero
Rigg family
Leslie Thomas (Rigg Family Barrister)
Friday 5 October 2012, 6-9pm
Garden Court Chambers,
57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ
Nearest Tube: Holborn
Tickets: £10
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Sean Rigg dies in a caged area of Brixton Police Station in August 2008 and the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) is called in to investigate. Sean’s family are shocked at the death and this soon turns to anger when the IPCC makes error after error in its inquiry – raising the question as to whether it is incompetence or collusion. Sean’s family begin a four- year struggle to investigate the death themselves and in the process ask ‘Who Polices The Police?’

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