On Saturday, June 11th, Hostile Screened at the Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford.

A Q&A followed, hosted by Michael Brooke,  contributor to Sight & Sound and the Journal of Film Preservation, and a former BFI National Archive Curator.

The conversation that followed was centred around how the film was made and the limitations of shooting during the pandemic, as well as the use of archive. 

Sonita and Michael discussed the history of the Hostile Environment and the laws behind it. Ten years on from its implementation, they also spoke about why the film focuses on David Cameron, rather than Theresa May who was Home Secretary at the time the Hostile Environment came into effect.

The audience asked a range of questions about educating the public, how they can get involved in pushing back against hostile environment policies, and raising awareness in a general sense.

For more information on how you can be involved, take a look at our Impact page.