In 2012 director Ken Fero and Migrant Media made a film about the fight for justice for Sean Rigg.
Who Polices the Police? examined the police officers involved in Sean’s death and the IPCC.
His latest film, The Resistance of Others, documents the struggles of families who have had members die after contact with the police.
Ken told Socialist Worker, “It’s a film about why people fight, what keeps them going, and what difference it makes.”
The film is a follow-up to his 2001 film Injustice. Injustice played a part in getting the Crown Prosecution Service overhauled.
The Resistance of Others plays a part in bringing together individual family campaigns by showing the power of resistance.
“It’s all about building to something positive,” said Ken.
The film is in desperate need of funding to finish post production and kickstart an initial release. Ken is campaigning to raise these funds.
In light of the review into the IPCC’s investigation into the death of Sean Rigg, it is important that such films are shown.
“This year it’s Sean Rigg, next year it could be Anthony Grainger,” said Ken.
“People need to look at the lessons of resistance—it’s been done before and it can be done again.”