Riots Reframed

Film and talk to examine the causes of the 2011 riots.

Newtown arts centre the Drum will be hosting an evening reflecting on one of the most dramatic, far-reaching and contentious events of our modern era, as the dramatic events of the 2011 London riots are captured and considered in Riots Reframed, screening Thursday 27th February, 7pm .A discussion will take place following the screening, with the panel including Carole Duggan, aunt of Mark Duggan, whose death is thought by many to have initially sparked the riots.

During the summer of 2011, London was rocked by days of rioting, sparking similar events across the country. Whether protest, demonstration or sheer chaos, the reactions and repercussions to these events have echoed since.

Riots Reframed is an independent feature-length documentary reframing the riots through voices of resistance, conceived and produced by Fahim Alam, who began the project shortly after his release on bail after taking part in the riots. With virtually no knowledge of film making or editing, Fahim set out to make a complex documentary exploring the social, psychological and cultural causes of those few chaotic days, and their inevitable consequences.

Featuring prominent artists, social commentators and campaigners for social justice including Paul Gliroy, Akala and Lowkey, this is a historical document not to be missed.

This event is supported by the Birmingham Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) To book tickets, which are £4 (£2) call the Drum box office on 0121 333 2444, or visit