On Sunday, Hostile screened at the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham to a sold-out audience.
Dir. Sonita Gale was joined by Patrick Vernon, a participant and prolific campaigner who has led the campaign for a national Windrush Day since 2010 and in 2018 kick-started the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation in response to the Windrush Scandal. He is a writer and broadcaster for national and international media on healthcare, cultural heritage and race, and co-authored 100 Great Black Britons. Patrick, like Sonita, was born in Wolverhampton nearby to Birmingham.
The Q&A was hosted by Dr Nicola Allen teaches modules on literature and popular culture at the University of Wolverhampton. Her recent monograph is on the representation of marginal identities within British fiction. The Q&A provoked a brilliant political debate and how we can inspire change.
Stay tuned for more screenings in the West Midlands!
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Tickets available for upcoming screenings at hostiledocumentary.com/tickets