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CAMDEN AND POLICE FEAR RACE BACKLASH FOLLOWING FILM

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Camden LBC and local police are considering asking Channel 4 to drop or re-edit a documentary film about life in th...
Camden LBC and local police are considering asking Channel 4 to drop or re-edit a documentary film about life in the Somers Town area of the borough, because they fear a negative effect on race relations in the area, reports the Ham & High (p19).

Entitled Bengali Backlash, the film is described by police as portraying local Asian youth in an 'inaccurate and negative' way.

Police claim many scenes in the film, commissioned from an independent film company, are 'fabricated to such an extent that they portray constant, confrontational situations in the area'.

A Camden spokesman said a group of senior councillors and officers would view the video before considering whether to approach Channel 4 on its content.

The film company said the version seen by police would not necessarily be the version broadcast.
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