After the Riots
Documentary. Five years after the 2011 riots, film-maker Isis Thompson explores the impact of the disturbances on the areas in which she grew up.
Five years after the 2011 riots, filmmaker Isis Thompson explores the impact of the disturbances on the areas in which she grew up.
Isis has lived in Haringey all of her life, the borough where the riots started after the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by the police. In the immediate aftermath, numerous inquiries were established to uncover the causes behind one of the worst incidents of civil unrest in recent times and consider the solutions that would prevent a recurrence.
Isis Thompson asks how much progress has been made with the numerous recommendations of the inquiries. Combining interviews with victims, rioters and community voices from Tottenham with a rich soundscape of life in one of the poorest boroughs in the country, the programme explores how life has changed for those affected by the riots and what remains to be done.
Presented by Isis Thompson
Produced by Katie Burningham
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.