The Island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean belongs to Britain, and when the British Government decided to lease it to the United States as a military base in 1971, the islanders were evicted with very little notice and taken to Mauritius, where they existed in the slums, trying claim compensation. After years of struggle, this compensation was finally given, in 1982, but now the Mauritian government and the islanders themselves say this is no adequate compensation for the loss of their homes and livelihood, and are demanding that the US and Britain should give up the island, and they intend to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.
Now 30 years old, this documentary may be of interest to people doing historical research.
The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards but is useful for historical use.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £2.00, for this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing, the film is available to stream or download for £10.00.