Hostile is a springboard to enact real change within our system and to improve real lives in this country.
Following Hostile’s release, the Impact Campaign is the next step in creating this change.
It launched on 6 June 2022 with a screening of Hostile in Parliament.
Bringing together communities, educators and legal experts, Hostile is pushing for reform to the damaging No Recourse To Public Funds policy, and the repeal of any existing legislation that could have adverse effects on communities that have a right to live in the UK, such as the policies that led to the Windrush Scandal. The first step towards reaching this goal requires getting the government to recommit to the recommendations laid out in the 2020 Windrush Lessons Learned Review.
With the support of the UK Fund of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, we want to get Hostile to the communities that need it the most.
Also supporting us on our campaign are organisations including Migrants Organise, JCWI, Bonny Down Community Association, DAUK, Stephen Timms, INSA (Indian National Students Association) and Newham Community Project, who have joined us as Impact Partners.
2022 started with a nationwide screening and Q&A tour at the Picturehouse and other independent cinemas. Director Sonita Gale was joined by leading experts such as Sonali Naik QC from Garden Court Chambers and Yasmine Ahmed, the UK Director of Human Rights Watch, to name a few. We are now in the thick of our Impact Tour, which continues through June 2023.
To join our campaign or learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org