Last night Hostile screened as part of this year’s Brent Biennial, which took place at the Lexi Cinema in London.

This marked the film’s second screening at the Lexi, a wonderful venue which supports independent films and filmmakers. 

A packed audience turned out to see the film. Alongside local refugee organisations, there were familiar faces in the audience, including the team from Sufra, who the filmmaking team met on multiple occasions during the making of the film. 

Sufra is an organisation based in St. Raphael’s estate, which addresses the causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and social isolation in the community.

David Mearns also attended. David is currently planning an expedition to bring back the anchor of the historic liner Empire Windrush, ahead of next year’s 75th Anniversary of the ship arriving to UK shores.

Thanks to Lynda Ouazar for hosting the event, and to Shama Khana from Metroland Cultures and to the team at the Lexi Cinema for putting on such a wonderful event.

The film’s Q&A tour will continue in September through October, when we will organise screenings for grassroots organisations, legal and educational settings as part of our impact tour.

If you would like to screen Hostile at your cinema or venue, please reach out to us at