Selected Film

Under Heaven's Eyes - 'the Systemic and Systematic Unjustified Killings of Black Lives'

Despite the global outcry and public machinations over the killing of George Floyd in America the Police continue to employ chokeholds. The continual discovery of new footage of members of the Black community being brutalised and losing their lives at the hands of law enforcement entrusted to protect and serve them shows this to be a systematic problem. ‘Under Heaven’s Eyes’ is a solo wordplay exploring the killing of George Floyd and asking if his death marks a turning point for real change or another false dawn? It will also show how systemic and systematic societal racism squeezes’ communities of colour to the margins. The play also explores if here in Britain, there is a parallel history of systemic and systematic racism which has pervaded society instilling an underlined racist mistrust between the Police and the Black community. The backdrop of ‘Under Heaven’s Eyes’ is Covid-19, the worst flu pandemic to hit the world for over a century bringing everything into focus for Michael, highlighting discrimination, inequality, and the unlawful disproportionate killings of communities of colour that die at higher rates than the white population. Michael Livington is Black 42-year and works as an Accountant. He lives in Leyton in London with his wife and two teenage children. But ever since he watched the footage of the killing of George Floyd, Michael hasn’t been able to get it out of his mind throwing his life into freefall.

Duration: 01:36:50
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English

Director(s): Christopher Anthony Tajah

Writer(s): Christopher Anthony Tajah

Producer(s): James Goodenough, Christopher Anthony Tajah

Key Cast: Christopher Anthony Tajah

Other Credits: Editor: James Goodenough; Cinematographer: James Goodenough, Piers Housego; Art Department: James Goodenough; Producer: James Goodenough