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Nitin Sawhney to host Q&A at BFI Southbank

"The most salient thing out there right now" - Nitin Sawhney

Tuesday 15th March: Hostile will screen at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank in NFT1. Due to popular demand more tickets have been added - book here.

As Jon Snow has been recalled to Channel 4 to present and report for a major new documentary, he is no longer able to host the conversation. However we are so delighted that Nitin Sawhney, whose music can be heard throughout the film, and who is also one of the executive producers of Hostile, will now host.

Hostile is screening as part of 'The Camera Is Ours: Britain's Women Documentary Makers' - a season of films which looks at the influence of female filmmakers on documentary filmmaking from the 1930s until now, looking at pioneers of the genre, and the contemporary documentary filmmaking scene.

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Jon Snow to host Q&A with Director Sonita Gale at the BFI on March 15th - Book now!

On Tuesday March 15th 2022 at 6pm, the BFI will be hosting a screening of Hostile followed by an in-conversation with Jon Snow (former Channel 4 News Anchor) and Director Sonita Gale.

Hostile is screening as part of 'The Camera is Ours', a season of films by British female documentary makers 'from the female pioneers in the 1930s to the rich contemporary scene'.

The season at BFI Southbank will showcase restored films from documentary makers from 1935-1967, including Marion and Ruby Grierson, Jill Craigie and Sarah Erulkar.

We are pleased to announce that after being initially sold-out, Hostile has been moved to NFT1 - a major screen at the BFI with a 450 seat capacity.

Tickets can be found here.


Hostile is a BAFTA and BIFA-longlisted documentary revealing the impact of the Hostile Environment for people who are migrants in the UK. More information on the film available at www.hostiledocumentary.com 

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"I'd like this film to change hearts and minds” Ursula Macfarlane hosts sold-out Q&A screening at Picturehouse Central

“I hope the impact will be that people will watch, will educate themselves, will campaign for change, will demand change. Because the current situation is intolerable for a lot of people who are destitute, hungry, stuck in limbo, waiting and waiting. And as a society we can’t tolerate that” Sonali Naik QC

“The stories in the film are incredibly moving, in some cases uplifting, and in some cases absolutely heartbreaking, and that is the great power of film… film can move you. I’d like this film to go out into the world to have a life beyond cinemas, beyond people’s TVs and change hearts and minds” Ursula Macfarlane, award-winning Film and Television director

Hostile had a sold-out screening at Picturehouse Central last night.

After the film, Writer-director Sonita Gale was joined on a Q&A panel by Sonali Naik QC, a ??Human Rights Barrister at Garden Court Chambers who specialises in public law cases and in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law and practice. The Q&A was hosted by the award-winning film and television director, Ursula Macfarlane 

The Q&A sparked some insightful and powerful questions from the audience surrounding the legalities of a hostile immigration system, and tangible actions that need to be taken to challenge it.

Thank you to everyone who came. By raising awareness of the film, we can raise awareness of the Hostile Environment and help inspire change. 

Haven’t watched Hostile yet? Visit www.hostiledocumentary.com/tickets

Trailer: bit.ly/hostiledoc-trailer

Socials: @hostiledoc