Redemption Song (1997)

Using physical theatre, political text, slides, recorded voices and music, Redemption Song linked stories from African asylum seekers, the British black experience and the Liverpool Dock Strike. In particular, it drew on the experience of Sita Camara, a political refugee from the Ivory Coast and told of her fight for civil and human rights, exposing the deceit and hypocrisy of Western governments, which claimed to champion democracy, while supporting oppressive regimes in third world countries. It examined British immigration policy and made links between racism in Britain and oppressive regimes throughout the world.

A CD and cassette of actuality, music and songs – ranging from Irish jigs to Ivory Coast Zouglou – from Redemption Song and Criminal Justice are available from the Banner office.