Wednesday 23 November 2016 from 14:00 to 16:30 (GMT)
George Square Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh EH8 9LK
The Premiere of Number 69 is the story of one man’s struggle to get justice for Institutional abuse during the 1970’s in Devon and the impact of going through the judicial process. The thirty minute film directed by Sitar Rose and produced by Sue Hampson was commisioned in 2015 by the Crown Office, in the light of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, in order to raise awareness of the issues for survivors.
Number 69 is the story of an individual systematically failed and abused by those charged with his care in Devon, and of his struggle for justice. Taken into ‘care’ at the age of 8 Andrew Kershaw was robbed of his childhood, his identity, and subjected to physical, sexual, emotional and educational abuse. Despite the personal trauma and the refusal of the authorities over many years to take his complaints seriously, he succeeded in bringing the abuse suffered by himself and others to public light and before the courts.
There will be a Q and A with Andy and Jane Kershaw, the film makers and Catriona Dalrymple of the Crown Office.
For more information please contact Sue Hampson at firstname.lastname@example.org
A trailer for the film can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/185778349