Two years ago this month, Fahim Alam was arrested for hurling bricks at police officers during riots in Hackney. He spent 6 weeks in prison and was later released on bail, subject to an electronically monitored ankle tag for 6 months, whilst awaiting trial for Violent Disorder. After being released from prison, Fahim set out to make an independent and complex documentary with virtually no knowledge of filming and editing, capturing a radical and engaging social commentary grounded in knowledge and art, that synthesises a number of voices, from prominent social, cultural and political analysts, to prisoners still recovering from time inside.
Riots Reframed is a feature-length documentary which reframes England's 2011 riots through voices of resistance, threading these perspectives together using moody instrumentals, dramatic monologue and raw spoken word. This hard-hitting film is unique both in its scope and the journey that produced it.
Fahim will be joining us to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A, as part of a back-to-back tour to mark the anniversary of his time spent in prison, and to highlight some of the key issues of our times that were drawn out from the 2011 riots: police, prison and power.
More information: http://www.riotsreframed.com