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8th May, 2014, Riots Reframed Film Screening with panel discussion

‘Riots Reframed’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion including Director Fahim Alam, Dr Malachi McIntosh and Dr Richard Bramwell

Thursday 8th May 2014, New Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge.

Open public event

This film seeks to reframe London’s 2011 riots through voices of resistance. The feature-length film takes the viewer through a journey that begins in Tottenham and spirals out to address issues of racism, police, power, government, prison, war and resistance. The film is a radical social commentary and oral history, which synthesises a number of voices, from prominent social, cultural and political analysts, to prisoners still recovering from time inside.

Riots Reframed’ was produced and directed by Fahim Alam, an Oxford law graduate raised in Hackney, who was falsely arrested, imprisoned and tagged for ‘violent disorder’ during the 2011 riots. The screening will be followed by an audience-led discussion with Fahim Alam, amongst other panellists (details of which will be revealed closer to the time).

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‘Riots Reframed is simultaneously engaging, informative, thought-provoking, emotion-stirring, and importantly, a challenge to the media institutions that serve the narrative of the power structure’. (VoiceOver Productions)

This event is kindly supported by the Cambridge Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES), St John’s College History Society, Cambridge University African Caribbean Society and Cambridge BME Campaign.

Published promotional information here


Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.