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Hostile Screens in Glasgow!

2022-09-29T12:44:03+01:00September 29th, 2022|

On Saturday, September 24th, Hostile had its second screening at the Take One Film Festival. This screening took place at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts. It was another full screening with lots of people in the audience with a lived experience of the asylum system, which made for some really powerful reflections afterwards. The

Sonita Gale Interviewed for The New Arab Article

2022-09-28T12:41:47+01:00September 28th, 2022|

In The New Arab article titled “Brutish British immigration policy consigns millions to poverty”, author Karolina Kroliczek writes about the UK’s No Recourse to Public Funds policy and its impact. Hostile director Sonita Gale was interviewed for the piece to discuss how the environment for migrants has changed since her parents arrived to the UK

Hostile Screens at the Primrose Hill Community Association

2022-09-22T11:19:34+01:00September 22nd, 2022|

On Tuesday, September 20th, Hostile screened for local residents at the Primrose Hill Community Association in London. It was shown as part of a regular slot reserved for discussions on global issues and the environment. The screening took place in front of a mixed audience of different ages and diverse backgrounds, including students. Those who

Hostile Screens at Take One Action Film Festival

2022-09-21T10:31:13+01:00September 21st, 2022|

On Sunday, September 19th Hostile screened at the Take One Film Festival as part of its 2022 Festival lineup. The Take One Film Festival is an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally-concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. It includes director Ken Loach and screenwriter

Hostile Screens at Westminster University

2022-09-13T10:04:34+01:00September 13th, 2022|

On Thursday, September 8th, Hostile screened to an audience of students at Westminster University. The event was part of their London Summer School sponsored by the Erasmus Plus Project “MIGRANTS”. Sonita was joined in a post-screening discussion with Saskia Huc-Hepher from the French Studies department at the University of Westminster, whose research focuses on questions

Few Tickets Remain for Primrose Hill Community Centre Screening

2022-09-08T12:20:37+01:00September 8th, 2022|

On September 20th, Hostile will be screening at the Primrose Hill Community Association. All proceeds from the event will go back to the community centre.  We can now announce that the event will be hosted by the writer and campaigner Andrew Feinstein who will be hosting the discussion. Andrew was an ANC Member of Parliament

Hostile to Screen at Take One Action Festival

2022-08-31T10:47:01+01:00August 31st, 2022|

We are happy to announce that between September and October 2022, Hostile will be screening at locations across Scotland as part of the Take One Action Film Festival (TOAFF). TOAFF is an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally-concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. The

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