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Migrant MediaBy Migrant Media
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Migrant MediaBy Migrant Media
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£1,506
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
22
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 3 2013 5:58 AM UTC +00:00

About

Some films just need to be made. This project is to complete the edit of a cinematic feature documentary on the struggles for justice by families of those who have died in state custody in the UK.

Migrant Media is a group of radical film-makers with a focus on work about resistance, race and class. We function as a creative collective and have been visually documenting experiences in various communities since 1989 in television and cinema production. We have a strong community grounding with an international reputation for challenging and innovative work. Our prize-winning films have been recognised by many national and international awards at major film festivals. We produced 'Injustice' a feature length documentary about deaths in state custody that we spent seven years making and the past ten years screening across the world. A recent article by Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian is here. 'Injustice' directly challenged the those responsible for these deaths and helped to force reform of the Police Complaints Authority and the review of the Crown Prosecution Service. We also recently produced 'Who Polices The Police' .

The time has come to complete 'The Resistance of Others'. Since records began in 1969, there have been over 2000 police custody deaths. The film will be a creative exploration of why there has never been a successful prosecution of police officers and why these human rights abuses continue despite overwhelming evidence. 'The Resistance of Others’ will include updates on the cases featured in 'Injustice' and will also cover strategic new cases and current developments. It will use narrative poetry and intimate cinema verite filmed over the past decade to make a moving and compelling film.

Current status: 'Injustice' took 7 years to make 'The Resistance of Others' has also taken 7 years. Research and production of the film began in 2005 and was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Churches Commission for Racial Justice, the Lipman Miliband Trust and private donations. The film has now been shot and is in need of post-production finance. Completion date will be September 2013.

Budget: Funds are required to complete post-production on the film and initial distribution. Migrant Media is run on a non-profit basis and does not receive any form of regular funding. All our work is supported through appeals and project specific grants allowing us to retain a high level of creative and cultural independence.

What people said about 'Injustice':

"One of the most powerful films ever made" The Guardian

"Moving and militant" The Gleaner

"A rousing hymn to united struggle" Time Out - Critic's Choice

Risks and challenges

This project has had a long production period and at the moment we are editing the rough cut of the film. Whilst we are sure we have covered everything and can complete the film on time there may be some alterations to the release date of the film and the launch, this would depend on a lot of factors such as press pick up and the scheduling of cinemas and film festivals we want to place the film in. A powerful well timed, well attended film launch may mean we need a little more time for planning so bear with us if we slip a little. If, for any reason, we do get delayed it will be well worth waiting for. Even with delays we are confident in terms of the DVD production and credits we are offering our backers. Whatever happens we will keep you informed with regular feedback as to plans and progress after all you are not just backers, you will now be participating in an important cultural project that will have a life beyond the release of the film and DVD. We are open to our backers setting up screenings of the film and really getting involved in getting the film shown.

The experience of 'Injustice' has given us the knowledge of how to operate and make this project a success. There are several directors statements to read on the www.injusticefilm.co.uk site. 'The Resistance of Others' will have been 10 years in the making by the time it is completed in September 2013. We can do it with your help.

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