‘Kettled Voices’ movie director gets his screening at East End Film Festival

'Kettling Voices'

'Kettling Voices' - Credit: East End film fest

Movie director Chester Yang, who survived life in a brutal West African dictatorship, has premiered his controversial film documenting violence in an “undemocratic” Britain at London’s East End Film Festival at the weekend.

'Kettling Voices'

'Kettling Voices' - Credit: East End film fest

His movie, Kettling of the Voices, shows police tactics against activists during the 2010 student protests after the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition government made a U-turn and agreed to tuition fees.

Yang, from Sierra Leone, now living in east London with his family in Canning Town, said: “We thought Western democracy was a profound, proven system—but it’s a sham.”

Chester believes another student “uprising” is unlikely because “most students are too scared to protest”.

He claims his own voice has been “kettled” with his political picture not being given a platform in the media.


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