Act of Terror, A short animation about filming police in the UK

Act of Terror from Fat Rat Films on Vimeo.

While filming a routine stop and search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma suddenly found herself detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest.

Act of Terror tells the story of her fight to bring the police to justice and prevent this happening to anyone else, ever again.

It is easy to forget about the 2000 Terrorism Act and its damaging effect on civil liberties and human rights.  Act Of Terror puts the spotlight back on this murky law, and demands that we keep vigilant in the face of ever increasing state power.

An animated journey through the labyrinthine world of English Justice, the sinister caveats of Terrorism legislation, and the shocking cronyism of the police complaints system, Act Of Terror is about strength in the face of powerlessness and finding the courage to fight back.

Official Website: ActOfTerrorDocumentary.com

FEATURED ON THE GUARDIAN – APRIL 2013
SCREENED AS PART OF HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM – MAY 2013
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIER AT THE ANTHEM LIBERTARIAN FILM FESTIVAL & WINNER OF BEST LIBERTARIAN IDEALS AWARD – JULY 2013
MID WEST AMERICAN PREMIER AT MINNEAPOLIS UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 2013
LONDON PREMIER AT LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 2013
SCREENED AT BFI WITH THE REFUGEE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL – NOVEMBER 2013
SCREENED AT LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – JANUARY 2014
SCREENING AT BRANCHAGE FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 2014

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