- July 16, 2018
Grenfell Justified Anger illustrates the desire amongst survivors, relatives and activists to seek answers for the deaths of 72 innocent men, women and children. My name is Omar Khan, and I have spent the last year or so following the events of the tragic Grenfell Tower inferno.
The film is made up into three parts: the aftermath, the Tories Out demonstration, and the anniversary. As the director, I felt it was imperative to show how the anger amongst the masses will not just evaporate as time passes, but rather more questions will be asked.
Narrowing the film down to an eleven-minute piece was quite the task, seeing as myself and Poli, the editor on this project, had to go through hours and hours of footage – but we believe the selected shots sum up what the film is about and really magnify the ethos amongst the masses. When we edited this film, I realised what it was about more than anything… Grenfell – Justified Anger.
I believe, as a journalist it is my duty to reveal the truth; but as a person, I wanted to help those in need so I decided to travel to Grenfell the day after the fire had destroyed the lives of so many innocent people. I will always remember how beautiful it was to see people of all nations and creeds coming together to try to bring about some community spirit amidst sadness such as I had never seen before.
People are angry and so they should be! This should not have happened especially in Britain, the same Britain which is seen as a beacon of hope to the rest of the world. We hope survivors will one day be able to find some solace. One will never truly know the suffering many of them experienced on that fateful evening.