‘Kettled Voices’ movie director gets his screening at East End Film Festival
PUBLISHED: 17:02 04 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:46 04 July 2016
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.
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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