The People's Account (1986)

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Documentary about the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, the scene of serious rioting between police and the residents in 1984, from the point of view of the black community which lives there.

Death of Cynthia Jarrett during a police search on the Broadwater Farm Estate, Tottenham; newspaper cuttings, funeral. Crippling of Cherry Groce during a police raid in Brixton; cuttings. Broadwater Farm Estate burning. Enquiry 14/3/86; press conference 7/86; Dorothy Kima on the lack of evidence for pre-planning; Dr Paul Corrigan on police preparations for riots; Lord Gifford QC (Chair of Enquiry) on notice given to fire brigades and riots in Wood Green High Road. Response to death of Jarrett: speakers and demonstrations. Broadwater `siege' footage. Responses to shooting of Cherry Groce in Brixton 9/85: speakers. Other speakers include Anesta Weeks, counsel at B.F. Enquiry; Floyd Jarrett; barrister Rudy Narayan; David Leadbetter; Bernie Grant; police spokesmen. Topics include the B.F Enquiry; police vendetta; the Jarrett inquest; the Haringey Police Unit; Fleet St reporting; the `lakes of petrol' claims; police recruitment of blacks; police racism. Handsworth riots 1985: local speakers.

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