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After the Fire (15*) [UK Premiere] + ScreenTalk

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2024

A woman sits in her car looking pensive

Image Credit: © After the Fire

Following the unlawful killing of her younger brother by police, her family in mourning, Malika embarks on a legal battle for justice. But her quest for truth is in danger of jeopardising her family.

The suspicious death of Karim, killed by police during an investigation, ignites pain and passion in his Strasbourg suburb community as he becomes yet another victim in France’s history of racial profiling and police violence. Malika must decide whether the battle against authorities who are determined to cover up their crime is worth the cost to her family and wellbeing.

Discussion to follow with filmmaker Mehdi Fikri and Kartik Raj, Europe & Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. 

A limited number of tickets will be set aside for each in-person screening as 'Pay What You Can'. 

France 2023 Dir Mehdi Fikri 96 min (French with English subtitles)

Content advisory: This film contains swearing, threatening language, police violence, and dead bodies. 

‘A visually stunning backdrop that captures the strained police-community relations, structural racism, and socioeconomic deprivation of today’s urban France.‘
Kartik Raj, Researcher, Europe & Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

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