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International Migrants Day

2021-12-18T13:36:54+00:00December 18th, 2021|

Today is International Migrants Day. After spending the past year and a half making our documentary 'Hostile', about the impact of immigration policy on our migrant communities, we want to use this opportunity to reflect. We have a deep appreciation for all the organisations and incredible individuals worldwide who are working tirelessly to ensure that

Upcoming online screening of Hostile with Q&A moderated by Ursula Macfarlane

2021-12-16T12:05:58+00:00December 16th, 2021|

On Tuesday 21st at 6.30pm there will be an online screening of Hostile hosted by Together Films. Hostile is Sonita Gale's debut film, a feature-length documentary that exposes the impact of the ‘hostile environment’ for migrants in the UK.  Sonita Gale, the writer/director of Hostile, will be joined by the wonderful Ursula Macfarlane, @ursulapics director

“One of the most incredible documentaries” – Hostile screens at Bertha DocHouse followed by Q&A hosted by Nitin Sawhney – View the full Q&A

2021-12-16T12:44:19+00:00December 14th, 2021|

'I've written music for about 70 films and television shows but I'm probably proudest of my involvement in this because it's incredibly important and it's the most salient thing out there right now'  - Nitin Sawhney On Monday 13th December Hostile screened at the Bertha DocHouse in London. Bertha DocHouse is the UK's first cinema

“One of the most incredible documentaries” – Hostile screens at Bertha DocHouse followed by Q&A hosted by Nitin Sawhney – View the full Q&A

2021-12-16T18:50:21+00:00December 13th, 2021|

'I've written music for about 70 films and television shows but I'm probably proudest of my involvement in this because it's incredibly important and it's the most salient thing out there right now'  - Nitin Sawhney On Monday 13th December Hostile screened at the Bertha DocHouse in London. Bertha DocHouse is the UK's first cinema

Hostile screens at the closing night of London Migration Film Festival 2021 – View the full Q&A

2021-12-16T12:40:15+00:00December 10th, 2021|

A big thank you to the London Migration Film festival for screening Hostile on Wednesday, on the last night of the festival.  The screening was followed by a heartfelt and informative Q&A with Sonita Gale alongside a panel of experts on the Hostile Environment including: Toufique Hossain (Director of Public Law at Duncan Lewis Solicitors)

Hostile screens at the closing night of London Migration Film Festival 2021 – View the full Q&A

2021-12-16T18:50:49+00:00December 8th, 2021|

A big thank you to the London Migration Film festival for screening Hostile on the last night of the festival.  The screening was followed by a heartfelt and informative Q&A with Sonita Gale alongside a panel of experts on the Hostile Environment including: Toufique Hossain (Director of Public Law at Duncan Lewis Solicitors) Daniel Trilling

Book your tickets for the online screening of Hostile at the London Migration Film Festival 8th December 6pm

2021-12-06T12:20:13+00:00December 6th, 2021|

Join us this Wednesday 8th December at 6pm for a special online screening of Hostile and Q&A at the London Migration Film Festival. Hostile is a feature-length documentary focusing on the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities. The film reveals the impact of the evolving ‘hostile environment’  - a term used by the UK government in 2012

Hostile screening at Bertha DocHouse – Monday 13th December  | Followed by Q&A hosted by Nitin Sawhney

2021-12-06T15:35:42+00:00December 3rd, 2021|

Hostile will be screening at the Bertha DocHouse on the 13th December. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Writer/Producer/Director Sonita Gale, hosted by the award-winning musician, Nitin Sawhney. Nitin Sawhney is an Executive Producer on Hostile, and his music also features throughout the film, helping to illustrate the intricate stories of

What is the Nationality and Borders Bill?

2021-12-06T13:50:52+00:00November 27th, 2021|

The bill is the ‘biggest threat to refugee rights we’ve seen in decades and breaches our obligations under international law.’ Nadia Whittome MP ‘Not migrants. Humans’ David Lammy MP The upcoming Nationality and Borders Bill means that individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning under a proposed rule change quietly added to

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