Tasting Freedom (1994)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1994

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Exposes the plight of those seeking refuge from persecution in their own country. Many arrive in Britain, a country claiming to be democratic, to find that liberty is denied them. The film documents the growing number of protests among asylum seekers in Britain and includes Joy Gardner's mother's account of her daughter's death following an attempted deportation in July 1993. It documents deaths in detention centres and prisons including that of Zairian asylum seeker Omasase Lumumba who was killed by prison officers in Pentonville in 1991.

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