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Oxford students engage with Hostile at special university screening

2022-05-20T11:54:41+01:00May 19th, 2022|

Hostile is on a nationwide educational tour! Yesterday, director Sonita Gale attended a screening of Hostile + Q&A at Lincoln College, Oxford University, in collaboration with Worcester College. The discussion revolved around decolonising curriculums and deconstructing our understanding of British history. 40% of Lincoln students being from countries outside the UK/EU - and there were

Hostile screens for 10 days in Canada at the historic Metro Cinema – NorthwestFest

2022-05-18T09:39:20+01:00May 15th, 2022|

Hostile screened at the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Canada between 5th-15th May, as part of NorthwestFest 2022. The film is an Official Selection of the festival. We are so pleased that the film is reaching international audiences. We hope that by screening the film across the world will open further dialogue about migration, showing

Elevating South Asian voices: Hostile screens with Q&A at UK Asian Film Festival, Kiln Theatre

2022-05-18T13:19:15+01:00May 6th, 2022|

On 6th May, Hostile screened as part of the UK Asian Film Festival at Kiln Theatre in Kilburn. Hostile is an Official Selection of the festival, which celebrates the ‘richness and vibrancy of South Asian culture, history, arts, storytelling, and self-expression’. With the festival being run by women who champion South Asian voices, this festival

A personal Q&A at Hull Independent Cinema

2022-05-18T12:53:31+01:00May 5th, 2022|

Hostile screened to an intergenerational and diverse audience in Hull, including volunteers, care-workers, social workers, NHS staff, students and academics. The screening was followed by an engaging Q&A, discussing the current political landscape (timely with today's elections) and how relevant Hostile is with current acts of Parliament such as The Nationality and Borders Bill. The

Nationality and Borders Bill passed in Parliament – We stand in solidarity with all those affected

2022-05-01T15:54:13+01:00April 30th, 2022|

The Nationality and Borders Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022. We stand in solidarity with the many migrants across the country who will be affected by some of the policies in this bill, and to future migrants seeking refuge in the UK. "The bill includes clauses to

Hostile available to view on HotDocs DocShop for delegates until May 31st

2022-04-28T18:43:54+01:00April 28th, 2022|

Are you a delegate of the HotDocs DocShop this year? We are pleased to announce that Hostile is available to view until May 31st. Visit: bit.ly/docshop-hostile HotDocs DocShop is a market platform for documentaries seeking sales, acquisitions, and festival programming opportunities. HotDocs’ mission is to celebrate and advance the art of documentary by bringing outstanding

“Moving and powerful evidence of Hostile Environment policies” – Hostile reviewed by Higher Education Policy Institute

2022-04-26T15:45:19+01:00April 26th, 2022|

“Moving and powerful evidence of Hostile Environment policies and their subsequent injustice.” Hostile has been reviewed by Lucy Haire, HEPI. HEPI (Higher Education Policy Institute) was established in 2002 to shape the higher education policy debate through evidence. They aim to promote research into and understanding of all aspects of higher education and to disseminate the

Heartfelt screening and Q&A at Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley

2022-04-26T15:17:59+01:00April 26th, 2022|

On Sunday 24th April Hostile screened at Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, followed by a Q&A with director Sonita Gale. It was a heartfelt Q&A, with one audience member sharing their lived experiences of the Windrush Scandal and was brought to tears watching the film. The team are very moved that the film is encouraging

A “sobering journey” – Hostile reviewed by SOAS Detainee Support

2022-04-21T12:47:13+01:00April 11th, 2022|

"Like the various layers of the Hostile Environment’s structural violence, Gale’s debut film leaves no soul and no story untouched." Hostile has been reviewed by SOAS Detainee Support. Read the full article here to gain a greater insight into the Hostile Environment and learn more about the film. SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the

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