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BBFC RatingDocs Ireland: Ultraviolence

CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Ken Fero
Writer(s)Tariq Mehmood
Running Time1HR 15MINS
SeasonDocs Ireland 2023

Fifteen years after Ken Fero’s ground-breaking film Injustice, which examined deaths in police custody, comes a compelling follow-up that feels as timely as ever.

Since 1969, over two thousand people have died at the hands of the police in the UK. Shootings, chokeholds, batons, gassing, suffocation, restraint and brutal beatings are some of the methods used. The numbers of deaths is escalating.

Ultraviolence employs unflinching archival footage to document the tragic and undignified deaths that took place between 1995 to 2005. With intimate access to a variety of sources, director Fero encounters families devastated by these killings and subsequently thwarted in their struggle for justice. An essential starting point in understanding the urgency felt amongst many UK social movements today, Fero’s film is all too prescient.

Ultraviolence will screen at 6pm. The film will be followed by a short discussion with director Ken Fero, hosted by Professor Cahal McLaughlin of Queen University's School of Arts, English and Languages.

"This makes every other documentary look obtuse and irrelevant - ★★★★★" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

The Centre for Documentary Research, QUB, has financially supported this event.

If you would like to read more about the measures QFT are taking to reduce the risk from COVID-19 please see here. This is a Docs Ireland screening and therefore if you have any questions please contact boxoffice@docsireland.ie.


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