January 13, 2003

On the Brink - Conservation video activism

Australian environmental groups are taking their video, "On the Brink", on a roadshow around New South Wales in the lead-up to the March 22nd State Election.

The half hour video, with contributions by Sir David Attenborough, Olivia Newton-John, and David Bellamy, puts forward the case for increased protection of old growth and high conservation value forests.

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Injustice - too hot for TV, now out on video

Too controversial to be screened on British television, too controversial to fade away, Injustice, a documentary on black deaths in UK police custody, is now for sale on video.

As a documentary, the film is compelling but when I attended a screening last year (at the Prince Charles cinemain London), I was also struck by how tireless the film's producers had been in resisting ongoing pressure from the London Metropolitan Police Service, the Police Complaints Authority and the UK Crown Prosecution Service to shut up and go away.

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