One year on from its release, we reflect on the achievements of Hostile and its impact campaign. We’ve been raising awareness of the ‘hostile environment’ in the UK and how it is affecting migrant communities – particularly the NRPF policy which denies over 1.4 million people (including 150,000 children) access to basic government support. We’re proud to have achieved so much along the way, including:

  • BAFTA and BIFA recognition
  • 75 cinema screenings 
  • 50+ Q&As and panel discussions
  • 25 festival selections (including 4 wins)
  • Screening in Parliament to MPs and decision makers
  • Screenings at 8 leading universities including Cambridge & Oxford
  • 25+ impact screenings in community settings 
  • 40+ Screenings at film and music festivals in UK and Internationally
  • Distribution deals in the U.K., USA , New Zealand, Australia and Norway, with more to come

Screenings at film and music festivals in the UK & internationally

Thank you to: 

  • Our impact partners who are fighting tirelessly against the ‘hostile environment’, who have provided us with their time and resources, and hosted numerous Q&As
  • The amazing participants in the film who have shared their stories, and continued to be a part of the journey by joining Q&A panels and supporting the film via their platforms
  • Our brilliant team and crews who have worked hard behind the scenes to ensure these events can happen
  • Picturehouse, Curzon Cinemas, BFI Southbank, Bertha DocHouse and every independent cinema and festival that has supported and screened the film. And to wonderful Q&A hosts who have pushed the message further with engaging questions and raising awareness on social media and beyond
  • The passionate audiences and communities who have watched the film and shared their thoughts Q&As

A final thought goes to Director Sonita Gale’s parents who came to the UK as migrants after the partition of India and Pakistan. Under the current restrictive laws that would not be possible

Let’s continue this dialogue and keep pushing for change ✊

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