Oluwale 18

Thu 20 – Fri 21 Apr | Tickets £5 (+60p admin fee for non-members)

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Director: Jeremiah Quinn

Year: 2022

Duration: 21 mins

Certificate: 18

This new documentary explores the harrowing true story of David Oluwale, a Nigerian immigrant who was chased into the River Aire by Leeds Police in 1969.

A landmark case followed in 1971 where two police officers were convicted of assault by a jury, having been directed to acquit them of manslaughter.

According to Leeds Civic Trust, this was the first successful prosecution of British police officers for the involvement in the death of a black person.

Our Thu 20 Apr, 12pm screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeremiah Quinn.

Screening as part of REAL Documentary Festival.