7/7: Crime and Prejudice – 7 Jul 2017 | Tom Secker
7/7: Crime and Prejudice is an investigative and analytical documentary from the maker of 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction. It explores the 7/7 cold case via new evidence from the 7/7 inquests and discusses the war on terror in the context of numerous miscarriages of justice and acts of violence committed by the state.
The first section of the film examines the history of the British state's use of double agents, from the Victorian Anarchists through WW2 to the war in Northern Ireland. It concludes by examining contemporary cases of injustice and violence carried out as part of the war of terror against Muslims.
The second section of the film is a multi-dimensional study of the new evidence made available at the recent inquests. It looks at the evidence of a wider conspiracy and the fundamental flaws in the official narrative of what happened and the police investigation. It also discusses why the dialogue about ‘intelligence failures' itself fails to address the very real possibility of state involvement in the attacks.
The final section of the film returns to the Anarchists and the case of Martial Bourdin, Britain's first suicide bomber, in 1894. The mythology surrounding Bourdin is used as a foundation for examining the numerous films, tv shows training exercises and real life events that either predicted 7/7 or were influenced by the attacks. The question of conspiracy theories is addressed through an original analysis unique to this film.