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Why did the British Empire burn, sink, and hide these documents? - Audra A. Diptée


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In 2009, five Kenyan people took a petition to the British Prime Minister. They claimed they endured human rights abuses in the 1950s, while Kenya was under British colonial rule, and demanded reparations. They had no documentary evidence that Britain sanctioned systems of torture— but thousands of secret files were waiting to be discovered. Audra Diptée digs into the Operation Legacy documents.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Audra A. Diptée
  • Director Hernando Bahamon
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Composer Manuel Borda
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Anna Bechtol, Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright

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