Hostile screened in front of an incredible audience at this year’s WOMAD festival.

We wanted to say thanks to the team for organising the event, to Kate Hutchinson and Nitin Sawhney who took the time to speak to director Sonita Gale in the run up to the screening, and to everyone who came out to watch it.

And of course, thanks to Illustrator James Nunn for the fascinating discussion that took place during the Q&A. 

James and Sonita were able to discuss the impact of the Hostile Environment on contemporary legislation, and the importance of educating the public about the history of these policies and how they work.

To cap off such a wonderful day, Sonita was honoured to be given a backstage pass to watch Nitin’s headline performance on the Siam Stage at WOMAD later that evening.

WOMAD’s goal is to celebrate the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance. As a result, the film was received by a diverse and inclusive crowd that was keen to discuss how they could screen the film in their local communities. Sonita was also part of a line up that included a diverse group of artists, coming from Mali to Ukraine, Afghanistan to Taiwan, and far beyond.

The event was part of a remarkable summer of screenings for Hostile doc, which included events at Glastonbury, Parliament, Royal Museums Greenwich and many more.

You can read more about the event on our Impact Screenings page.

Hostile continues to be screened nationwide and we will be starting an Impact Tour in September 2022. We hope to see you there. For more information on upcoming events, check out our website: