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Synopsis

The 1981 Toxteth riot was the most violent civil disturbance in Britain this century. Over three days more than £11 million worth of property damaged, 1,000 police injured, 500 people arrested. Citizens of the deprived area reacted angrily to high unemployment and years of racial harassment from the police.

Hearing from the rioters, community leaders, victims, local and national government members, this unique documentary recalls how this situation escalated out of control. Ordinary people caught up in the riots gave their views and accounts as to the reasons for, and the inadequacy of the authorities' response to, the days of disorder and destruction.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
50 mins
Format
Betacam Sp, Digi Beta
Director
John Akomfrah
Producer
Lina Gopaul, David Lawson
Editor
Nick Follows
Director of Photography
Dewald Aukema
Sound
Trevor Mathison

Production Company

Smoking Dogs Films
Contact: David Lawson
1st Floor
26 Shacklenell Lane
London E8 2EZ
UK

T +44 020 7249 6644
F +44 020 7249 6655

Info@smokingdogsfilms.com

Sales
Company

Smoking Dogs Films
Contact: David Lawson
1st Floor
26 Shacklenell Lane
London E8 2EZ
UK

T +44 020 7249 6644
F +44 020 7249 6655

Info@smokingdogsfilms.com