‘1500 & Counting’, a documentary by Siana Bangura and Troy James Aidoo, investigating police brutality in the UK and deaths in custody.

On Sunday 3rd May 2015, Sheku Bayoh was killed by up to 11 police officers in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. His family want answers.

report by INQUEST, published on 22nd October 2015 revealed that since 1990, there have been at least 1532 deaths in police custody, or following police contact, in the UK. Of this number, more than 500 victims came from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, despite people from minority backgrounds making up only 14% of the UK population. In the last 24 years, no officer has been punished for these deaths.

Produced by writer, producer, and community organiser, Siana Bangura and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Troy James Aidoo, 1500 And Counting is an independent documentary investigating over 1500 deaths in police custody in the UK since 1991 to 2015.

Read more here:

Fader – www.thefader.com/2016/03/11/1500-and-counting-uk-police-brutality-film

Vice – www.vice.com/en_uk/article/bn3zk3/1500-counting-film-deaths-police-custody-uk

Shades of Noir: http://shadesofnoir.org.uk/1500-counting-in-conversation-with-siana-bangura-and-troy-james-aido/

Find out more, including dates for screenings here: www.1500andcountingfilm.com