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Hostile Wins Two ‘Best Documentary Feature’ Awards

2022-07-21T10:00:50+01:00July 21st, 2022|

We are thrilled to announce that in July Hostile recently won ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at two film festivals. The Roxbury International Film Festival and Filmocracy Fest. Thanks to the team at Roxbury and Filmocracy for considering our film and acknowledging it with this award. And of course, thanks to all the audience members who came

Camden New Journal Interviews Director Sonita Gale

2022-07-18T15:00:23+01:00July 18th, 2022|

Hostile’s writer, producer and director Sonita Gale was recently interviewed by her local paper, the Camden New Journal, about the film. The article touches on how the documentary relates to her family history as well as its recent screening in Glastonbury. In the article, journalist Frankie Lister-Fell describes the film as ‘chilling’, and one that

Hostile Returns to Brent

2022-07-08T11:12:41+01:00July 8th, 2022|

On 20th July Hostile will screen at the Lexi Cinema in Brent.  Hostile filmed in Brent with Daksha and Paresh, who, in response to the needs of NHS workers, initiated their own kitchen to feed NHS staff. Their inspiring story and the people they served in Brent were incredibly impactful on the making of Hostile.

Film Fest Report Interview: “I feel hopeful because I truly believe change is possible”

2022-07-04T12:16:41+01:00July 4th, 2022|

Director Sonita Gale was interviewed by Film Fest Report, the official partners of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, as the film makes its Australian Debut. In the interview, Sonita discussed how the participants in the film helped her find the story of the hostile environment, and also the contradictory notion of feeling hopeful in the

One Small Step Show Interview “When audiences leave, they feel like they want to do something”

2022-07-04T12:14:31+01:00July 2nd, 2022|

On Saturday July 2nd, director Sonita Gale was interviewed by Nick Labron on the One Small Step Show on Somer Valley FM, which is dedicated to ‘empowering voices and sharing stories’. During the interview they discussed Hostile’s recent screening to a diverse audience at Glastonbury and the response to it.  They also covered the challenges

We Are Moving Stories Interview: “Our end game is to open up this discussion to people who have real power to make a difference”

2022-07-04T12:15:59+01:00July 1st, 2022|

Hostile is now playing at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival which takes place between July 1 - 31st.  In the run up to the festival, We Are Moving Stories interviewed director Sonita Gale for their website.  In the interview the conversation covered why Sonita made the film, why people need to watch it and the


2022-06-30T11:06:11+01:00June 30th, 2022|

On Thursday 7th July, Hostile will be screening at Curzon Cinema, in Clevedon, Somerset. This is a follow up event to Refugee Week 2022 and will feature a panel discussion with Sam Sayer, who has worked in the charity sector alongside asylum seekers and refugees for 20 years, and Dr Natasha Carver, an award winning

FILMINK Reviews Hostile: “a call to action wrapped up in a documentary”

2022-06-29T10:06:26+01:00June 29th, 2022|

Hostile was reviewed by critic John Noonan of Film Ink ahead of the film’s screening at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. John Noonan has been writing about movies and TV for several years, having founded the film blog Early Bird Film Society. Since moving to Melbourne over five years ago, he has written for websites

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