HOSTILE IS GOING TO PARLIAMENT.26.05.22
Since the making of Hostile, the impact campaign has been central to every screening. After more than 70 screenings, discussions of the impact of the hostile environment has had in local communities, and the importance of the story Hostile tells, becomes ever clearer.
With growing support from local communities and stakeholders, it is clear that Hostile needs to be seen by the country's politicians and policymakers, in order to present the realities of the UK’s migrant communities to those enabling the hostile environment.
This week marks a decade since the announcement by the then Home Secretary Theresa May of her aim “to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration”. This aim has been upheld by her successors, with the most recent announcement of the Rwanda ‘Plan’, which seeks to transfer asylum seekers crossing the Channel to be processed in Rwanda, by the current Home Secretary Priti Patel.
On 6th June, Hostile will be screened in the Houses of Parliament in front of an audience of MPs, advisors, organisations and journalists. The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with some of our participants in order to engage in a discussion about impactful change with politicians.
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HOSTILE PLAYING AT GLASTONBURY 2022!26.05.22
Cineramageddon, the Glastonbury Festival's post-apocalyptic drive-in auditorium, is back for 2022 and we’re thrilled to announce that Hostile will be playing as part of the line up.
Our screening will take place on June 24th at 3pm. This will be followed by a live Q&A with writer-director Sonita Gale, a host, and a special surprise DJ set!
We are grateful to all the team at Glastonbury for accepting our film and basing the day’s screenings around the narrative of The Hostile Environment. And we’re also honoured to be in a line up which contains a host of brilliant films by some amazing filmmakers.
Don’t forget to check out Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, Oscar-winning short The Long Goodbye, and all the other incredible films that will be part of the event.
If you’re at the festival this year, I hope to see you there!
Nitin Sawhney to host Q&A at BFI Southbank11.03.22
"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.