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21 January 2022  -  03 March 2022


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Hostile is a new feature-length documentary by debut Director Sonita Gale and focuses on the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities.

Told through the stories of four participants from Black and Asian backgrounds, the film focuses on the impact of the evolving ‘hostile environment’ policies that target migrants.

The film explores how the lives of international students, members of the Windrush generation and ‘Highly-Skilled Migrants’ have been affected.

What does it mean to be British? What does it feel like to be told you don’t belong? This film seeks to hear these voices and inspire viewers to take action to create long-term change.

The film features MPs Zarah Sultana, Stephen Timms and Cllr Sonia Winifred and academics Maya Goodfellow, Akram Salhab, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Michael Bankole, Jeevun Sandher, Brad Evans, Patrick Vernon OBE and musician Nitin Sawhney, who provide historical context on the hostile environment.

Hostile also features beautiful cross-cultural music from award-winning musicians Nitin Sawhney and Ayanna Witter-Johnson and spoken word by George the Poet.

Full details and screening information for the Q&A tour:

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