Hostile screened at Northampton Filmhouse Cinema last night to a sold-out audience.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with director Sonita Gale with participants Daksha Varsani MBE & Paresh Jethwa, hosted by Jade Turner.
It was fantastic to see such a mixed audience of all ages and ethnicities. The Q&A discussed the hostile environment and how that is affecting people from Ukraine and the refugee crisis.
Daksha Varsani & Paresh Jethwa are the founders of Community Response Kitchen and are also participants in Hostile. From the elderly, to the socially isolated, to the homeless, they have played a crucial part in ensuring vulnerable people around London receive fresh hot meals seven days a week during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the pandemic, the CRK made a staggering 2,500 meals a week to help people in need, and the number of volunteers grew to 50 people at its height. In 2020, Daksha and Paresh received a Points of Lights Award from Downing Street for their work, and in 2021 Daksha received an MBE in 2021 for her services.
Jade is the Cinema and Festival Programmer and Producer at Northampton Filmhouse.
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