Film screening, zine collection and Q&A: 15.30-16.30
Liverpool & Hillsborough Solidarity zine collection (1981-2017) is an ongoing project looking at zines under Thatcher's Britain. The death of 96 Liverpool football fans crushed at the FA Cup semi-final in Yorkshire, with a further 766 injuries, and countless thousands of friends and families traumatised, stands as the worst police cover-up in British history. The film and installation explore how Zines showed the truth about Hillsborough decades before the MSM and law courts. They were also a medium through which solidarity was built. Zine humour helped survivors to deal with the trauma and subverted the demonisation of the city of Liverpool. The collection also explores the zine affirming working-class Scouse identity.How Zines showed the truth about Hillsborough decades before the MSM and law courts. Ali Russell is a filmmaker and activist based in UK of Iranian & Scottish heritage, directed in collaboration with Hamja Ahsan. The directors have worker closely with survivors of the disaster and Hillsborough Justice Campaign on this project. The film on Hillsborough and fanzines is 25 minutes long.