Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) figures show there are still 450 people waiting to face the courts over riot charges.
But last night at Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where the police shooting of Mark Duggan sparked last August’s riots, the community gathered for a different reason — a screening of the French film La Haine, which shows riots in Paris and the police shooting of one of the film’s main characters.
The screening was organised by The Other Cinema, a sister to the Secret Cinema, in partnership with local residents as a way of bringing the community together. The Broadwater Farm showing of La Haine was the first in a series which includes a live score from Asian Dub Foundation but there’s still a chance to catch it before it departs for Paris; the Troxy on Commercial Road will host The Other Cinema on Friday 4 May.
Visit Future Cinema’s website for information and tickets.
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