The shocking story of how Britain secretly tortured its war against the Kenyan anti-colonialist Mau Mau group in the 1950s.
Between 1952 and 1960, Britain fought a fierce war in Kenya against the anti-colonial Mau Mau group. It was a very bloody conflict, and both sides were brutal.
For many years, many of the atrocities committed by the British colonialists were hidden.
Combining survivor testimonies and expert analysis from British and Kenyan historians, the film tells the full and detailed story for the first time of how Britain was affected by systematic torture – including cases of murder, rape and forced extermination.
A Very British Way of Torture is a film written by Ed McGown and produced by Rob Newman.
Archives courtesy of the UK National Archives.