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Writer-Director of Hostile, Sonita Gale, is BAFTA longlisted for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

2022-01-14T16:25:49+00:00January 12th, 2022|

We are so touched to hear the news that Sonita Gale has been longlisted for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Hostile is Sonita's Debut film as a Writer-Director. “Hostile was made without industry backing and support and is a truly independent film. The team is multi-generational, diverse, from

Nationality and Borders Bill – Individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning

2022-01-07T16:54:50+00:00January 7th, 2022|

This week we protested against the Nationality and Borders Bill outside Parliament. Under Clause 9 of this Bill, individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning. Check out the latest Instagram update from our impact partners, Migrants Rights Network to understand more about the bill at: bit.ly/3F9SFW1

“In making Hostile, I want to raise awareness of the issues migrants face in our country, and what it feels like to live under a hostile environment.” – Read more on the Picturehouse Blog

2022-01-07T15:23:51+00:00January 7th, 2022|

"In making Hostile, I want to raise awareness of the issues migrants face in our country, and what it feels like to live under a hostile environment." Read more on the Picturehouse Guest Blog about Hostile from the writer-director Sonita Gale here. The Picturehouse Guest Blog features exclusive film previews and interviews with filmmakers. Hostile begins

Nationality and Borders Bill Protest

2022-01-05T10:01:52+00:00January 5th, 2022|

We will be joining this protest against the Nationality and Borders Bill today at Parliament Square. The second reading of the Nationality and Borders Bill is happening House of Lords TODAY, Weds 5th Jan. Under provisions in Clause 9 of this Bill, individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning. We must speak

Let’s inspire change in 2022

2022-01-03T10:03:32+00:00January 3rd, 2022|

As we begin the New Year, we are thinking about the change we would like to see for 2022. We are reflecting on the voices of a new generation who I hope will help to influence this change and bring a fresh perspective. People like George the Poet, who’s spoken word features throughout Hostile and

‘Hostile’ Q&A Tour Announcement!

2021-12-24T08:29:15+00:00December 23rd, 2021|

Sonita Gale, writer-director of upcoming documentary Hostile, which recently won Best Documentary Feature at the 2021 South London Film Festival,  lends her thoughts on her debut film and Britain’s complicated relationship with migrant communities. Sonita embarks on a Q&A Tour of the film across Picturehouse Cinemas, launching at Finsbury Park on Friday 21 January. I

”It broke my heart, it made me angry” – Online Screening of Hostile followed by Q&A hosted by Ursula Macfarlane

2021-12-22T13:54:03+00:00December 22nd, 2021|

On Tuesday, Together Films hosted an online screening of Hostile, followed by a Q&A moderated by the brilliant Ursula Macfarlane. Hostile is my debut, and we are so thankful for the support of Ursula Macfarlane, who has directed films such as Untouchable and The Lost Sons. "Thank you Sonita for making this film, it broke

”It broke my heart, it made me angry” – Online Screening of Hostile followed by Q&A hosted by Ursula Macfarlane

2021-12-22T12:17:34+00:00December 22nd, 2021|

On Tuesday, Together Films hosted an online screening of Hostile, followed by a Q&A moderated by the brilliant Ursula Macfarlane. Hostile is Sonita Gale's debut, and we are so thankful for the support of Ursula Macfarlane, who has directed films such as Untouchable and The Lost Sons. "Thank you Sonita for making this film, it

‘Hostile’ Wins Best Doc Feature at the 2021 South London Film Festival!

2021-12-20T06:40:16+00:00December 20th, 2021|

Hostile has won BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at the South London Film Festival!  We are so excited to have been selected for this award, which means so much to director Sonita Gale and the team as proud Londoners. Festival founder Kyriakos Georgiou had this to say about the film: ‘Hostile is an extremely powerful film that showcases

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