The film features some of the leading Black, radical and grassroots voices in England speaking on the riots that raged across dozens of towns and cities in England following on 4 August 2011 the police killing of Mark Duggan, an unarmed Black youth in the largely immigrant and poor community of Tottenham in North London, a community that has resisted far right racism and UK state racism for generations.
Q&A with Sukant Chandan
Insight to Riotfeatures dramatic archive footage from August 2011, an excellent soundtrack and an in-depth and multifaceted deconstruction of the underlying issues, from the very local to the broadly global and international dynamics that contextualise the events to inform and facilitate a deeper understanding of the events.
Insight to Riot is a documentary film that captures the inspiring but also at times very sad and traumatic stories of Black and poor people reacting and responding and navigating a growing racist, oppressive society and government, and the dangers and fall outs of such a trajectory.
The Q&A can be found here