IMPACT SCREENINGS

Hostile is travelling across the country as part of our Impact Campaign. We are particularly looking to screen the film in underrepresented communities that have an interest in watching the documentary, or who would like to use the film as an educational tool.

Please get in touch at info@galeforcefilms.co.uk if you would like to arrange an impact screening at your organisation.

Oxford University (Lincoln and Worcester Colleges) – May 2022

On 18th May Sonita Gale attended a screening and Q&A of Hostile at Lincoln College, Oxford University, in collaboration with Worcester College. The discussion revolved around how we can decolonise curriculums and deconstruct our understanding of British history. With over 40% of Lincoln students being from countries outside the UK/EU, the film held particular resonance, with further discussions about how the hostile environment affects students.

This event continues the educational tour with Hostile across the country, with the aim of engaging students to get involved with campaigning for positive change. 

“The documentary masterfully demonstrates that the hostile environment policies didn’t come out of nowhere, but are intimately linked to the legacy of Empire and the legislation of successive governments. This legacy is not a historical artefact but provides a foundation for contemporary policies which have devastating consequences in the here and now, on the lives of migrants and other marginalised groups. I look forward to being involved in discussions as to how Hostile can be added to the curriculum, and I know that students at Oxford will be keen to get involved in the impact campaign to create tangible change. I was inspired by Sonita’s final words during the Q&A to do whatever you can, small actions are meaningful.” Rea Duxbury, Learning Development Officer, Worcester College, University of Oxford

“It was wonderful to host Sonita Gale with a screening of her film Hostile. We had students, academics, and change-makers in the room and the conversation the film inspired helped to further unpick the realities for so many of the UK’s marginalised communities and what people in education can do to affect meaningful and sustained change. Events like this help to keep the conversation on the table. We are excited to see what comes of her meetings with Rishi Sunak (Lincoln College, 2001) and the forthcoming parliamentary visit!” Dr Joseph da Costa, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Oxford University

Anglia Ruskin University – March 2022

On 24th March Hostile screened at Anglia Ruskin University and had a positive response from the students that attended. The screening marked the beginning of Hostile’s nationwide educational tour.

“Everybody mentioned how powerful the film was. One of my master students is very keen to get involved in the discussion to incorporate the film into the curriculum”

Newham Council – March 2022

March 21st was the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The 2022 edition of the International Day focused on the theme “VOICES FOR ACTION AGAINST RACISM”This edition aimed to highlight the importance of strengthening meaningful and safe public participation and representation in all areas of decision-making to prevent and combat racial discrimination.

Newham Council hosted an event to mark the day with an exciting Q&A surrounding racism and the hostile environment hosted by Zita Holbourne, the award winning community & human rights campaigner and activist, followed by poetry and choir performances, alongside a special screening of the Hostile trailer. View the full recording of the event here.

Doctor’s Association UK – March 2022

On Overseas NHS Workers Day, DAUK hosted a special online screening of Hostile with over 100 attendees. DAUK is a non-profit organisation which advocates for the medical profession and the wider NHS. They are also impact partners with Hostile.

Until the authorities acknowledge the contributions of international healthcare workers in the NHS and establish measures to retain staff, the quality of care and patient safety will suffer – and that is going to hurt.” – Overseas NHS Workers Day organiser, Dr Pushpo Hossain

Toynbee Hall – February 2022

Toynbee Hall hosted a screening as part of an event called “We Wear Our Passports On Our Faces”. Director Sonita Gale was joined by speakers from migrants rights organisations including Migrants Organise (who are impact partners for Hostile) and South Asia Solidarity Group who shared their knowledge and experience of organising around the Nationality and Borders Bill, the impacts on communities and advice on how to mobilise.

“Attendees mentioned they were really moved and struck by the film Hostile and the narratives and journeys of the featured individuals. People mentioned that they were motivated to find out more about those affected in their own communities and how they could show solidarity and support them which they were able to do through speaking to the various organisations who spoke at the event.”