Odds stacked against us: A film by the Criminal Justice Alliance
8th February 2024
Odds Stacked Against Us explores the cumulative disadvantage that has built up for Black, Asian and racially minoritised communities over years of discriminatory criminal justice policies and practices being introduced; stop and search is just one of many. Through interviews with academics, charity campaigners, public service workers and people with lived experience, the film explores different policies within policing and the wider justice system that disproportionately impact racially minoritised people, and calls on the Government for action. It was produced alongside an academic toolkit to measure and reduce the impact of these policies. It contains material of a sensitive nature, including racism, discrimination and police violence.
This film contains material of a sensitive nature, including racism, discrimination and police violence.
Film made by Lilka Szerszynska
Directed by Hannah Pittaway and Kenya Lamb
Voice over by Lilka Szerszynska
Spoken word introduction by George the Poet
Stephen Lawrence footage provided by The Open University
Special thanks to the Baring Foundation for funding the CJA’s Tackling Racial Inequality Project.
Acknowledgements: Emmanuelle Andrews, Liberty Katrina Ffrench, UNJUST CIC Kenya Lamb, The Criminal Justice Alliance Leroy Logan MBE, Reallity Security Solutions Saqib Deshmukh, Alliance for Youth Justice Jun Pang, Liberty Tyrell Davis-Douglin, The Hope Collective.