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Generation Revolution review – engaging look at London's young activists of colour

Racism, deaths in police custody and attitudes to homelessness are the targets of protest of this fascinating documentary

Film-makers Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis get alongside radical groups formed by young people of colour in London, protesting about racism, deaths in police custody, migrant policies, attitudes to the homeless and gentrification. It is an interesting experience, with the directors occasionally “locked out” of meetings, like the makers of the recent Vice film about Jeremy Corbyn. Sometimes this looks like a preliminary sketch for a longer and more in-depth film, but it is engaging. There is a chaotic moment when one group goes into full People’s-Front-of-Judea mode: an autocratic leader expels all those not taking his line and then releases a statement claiming that a certain heterodox “collective” had left. Quarless and Younis track the feelings of some activists as it dawns on them that there is a bit of
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The Stephen Lawrence case and another Injustice

I am reminded of a sensational documentary, now a decade old, on deaths in British police custody – haven't seen it? Ask why

The news about the Lawrence verdict and sentencing took me back to the mid-1990s – the case has been hanging for such a shameful length of time – when we journalists stood around gaping at Paul Dacre's sensational "Murderers" headline in the Daily Mail, and discussing what it all meant. (The paper challenged the five suspects to sue: did that mean sue for criminal libel? For which legal aid was available? Well, they didn't sue.)

My next thought was to pick up the phone and call the film-maker Ken Fero, who, with Tariq Mehmood, directed one of the most sensational documentaries I think I've ever reviewed: the 2001 film Injustice: The Movie. This was about the extraordinary, continuing phenomenon of black and Asian people dying mysteriously in police custody without any prosecution being brought.
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