Justice for Joy (1995)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Dennis Bovell

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Justice Denied Alternative


On 28th July 1993, Joy Gardner died when police and deportation officers used force to restrain her. The film hears from members of her family, reports on the reaction to her death in the black community, examines two other deaths related to immigration control, those of Kwanele Siziba and Joseph Nnalue, and questions the political circumstances that allowed these deaths to happen. Follows the struggle of Joy's family in their fight for justice and for the truth to be exposed. Suggests that the media carried out a character assassination on Joy Gardner in order to justify the way in which she was killed and how this fed into a widespread cover-up. Questions why senior police officers and the immigration service did not face charges for their involvement in this controversial incident.

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