Hostile is part of the Official Selection at this year’s Naples Human Rights Festival, and will screen at 5.30pm (Italy) on November 23rd, in an online event that will include a virtual Q&A with director Sonita Gale.

This will be Hostile’s first screening in Italy, and we are happy to be able to have the opportunity for the film to be seen there.

The Naples Human Rights Film Festival was born in 2008 as an initiative of the association “Cinema e Diritti” with the aim of establishing a reference point for Human Rights debate in Southern Europe opening up a dialogue among civil societies from the Middle East to North Africa and to Northern Europe and America. There is a long tradition of hospitality in the city of Naples and it has been a crossroads for migrant people since the Middle Ages. The Naples Human Rights Film Festival aims to make Naples a ‘Human Rights City’. Just like the Cities of Sanctuary in the UK.

Discussion of hostile environments is timely for Italy given the new far-right government’s anti-migration plan which involves pushing back all male refugees and asylum seekers arriving in boats into international waters, a clear breach of international law and human rights.

You can purchase tickets to the event here.