Rwanda deportation scheme ruled unlawful by the High Court

2023-06-29T16:22:58+01:00June 29th, 2023|

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has met another stumbling block in her quest to deport people seeking asylum to Rwanda. The court of appeal today has ruled that the Rwanda deportation scheme is unlawful, overturning a judicial decision earlier this year. In a two to one decision, the justices found that Rwanda was ‘not a safe’

“A time to celebrate this milestone”: seven screenings in seven days for Windrush Day and Refugee Week

2023-06-29T14:23:14+01:00June 29th, 2023|

Hostile concluded a packed programme of events last week, screening seven times in seven days.  Monday 19th June kicked off Refugee Week. This week coincided with Windrush Day on Thursday 22nd June. It was a particularly special occasion, as this year marks 75 years since the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush arrived in the

Hostile is halfway through a packed week for Windrush Day and Refugee Week

2023-06-29T14:27:59+01:00June 22nd, 2023|

This week, people all across the country are coming together to celebrate the incredible contributions of migrants to Britain.  Today, June 22nd is Windrush Day. It coincides with Refugee Week which kicked off on Monday 19th June.  Hostile has been screening in locations around the country to mark this. So far, we have held a

Connecting cities all over the UK: Hostile screens with the City of Sanctuary

2023-06-22T09:20:33+01:00June 16th, 2023|

Multiple Cities of Sanctuary came together for an online screening of Hostile on Wednesday.  There were over a hundred attendees, who primarily watched the film from home before joining the online Q&A with Director Sonita Gale, hosted by Loraine Mponela who is a Lived Experience Ambassador for the City of Sanctuary and a poet.  The

Windrush 75 at the Royal Albert Hall: celebrating British-Caribbean culture

2023-06-13T12:23:43+01:00June 13th, 2023|

On Friday, Director Sonita Gale attended the Windrush 75 concert at the Royal Albert Hall.  As we near June 22nd, the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, the evening was a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Caribbean culture to British society.  The evening was presented by Trevor Nelson, and featured

Meeting filmmakers of the future: Hostile screens at The Brit School

2023-06-12T09:35:29+01:00June 12th, 2023|

Continuing Hostile’s education tour, Director Sonita Gale spoke to Year 12 students at the Brit School on Wednesday.  After watching the film, the group sat down for a virtual discussion about the filmmaking process, and how they can harness their creativity and turn ideas into reality.  In the buildup to Refugee Week, it is important

‘A major and powerful film’: Hostile screens at the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival

2023-07-13T11:35:39+01:00June 11th, 2023|

It was an honour to see Hostile screened as part of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival 2023.  This was the fourth year of the festival, following its launch in 2020. The lineup brought together diverse filmmakers and pieces that explore themes relating to Caribbean culture and Windrush.  It spanned five locations this year: London, Bristol,

Hostile shown in Australia!

2023-06-09T16:50:35+01:00June 9th, 2023|

Hostile made its debut in Australia this week, showing on June 5th on SBS.  As a broadcaster, SBS prides itself on its diversity, and aims to - in its own words - inspire “all Austrlians to explore, respect and celebrate our diverse world” and contribute to “an inclusive and cohesive society.”  Hostile is included alongside

Hostile to screen at Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield

2023-05-24T15:54:30+01:00May 24th, 2023|

We are delighted to announce that Hostile is screening to Sheffield to mark Refugee Week. It will be shown at the Showroom Cinema at 6PM on Thursday 22nd June, as part of the 2023 programme for the Migration Matters Film Festival.  You can get your tickets here.  Migration Matters runs every year to commemorate Refugee

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