Hostile (12A)

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 25 June 2022

UK | 2022 | 97’ | 12A | Sonita Gale

Documentary exploring the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities and the British government’s evolving ‘hostile environment’ policies. Told through the stories of four participants from Black, Asian & Minoritised Ethnic backgrounds, the film focuses on the policies which are designed to make living conditions so difficult for migrants that they voluntarily leave the country. Looking at how the lives of international students, members of the Windrush generation and ‘highly skilled migrants’ have been affected, the film asks: What does it mean to be British? What does it feel like to be told you don’t belong? Hostile seeks to hear these voices and inspire viewers to take action to create long-term change. 

Sonita Gale is a British Asian writer, director and producer. Elevating the stories of migrants and marginalised communities is at the forefront of her work.

Sonita’s debut feature documentary as director, HOSTILE is an award-winning and BAFTA and BIFA-longlisted film exposing the ‘hostile environment’ for migrants living in the UK. Hostile has screened across the country at Picturehouse and independent cinemas, and has been selected for a number of international film festivals, including the UK Asian Film Festival, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Budapest Movie awards and Manchester Film Festival, ZagrebDox and many more. In 2021, the film debuted at Raindance Film Festival and was an official selection of Cambridge Film Festival, London Migration Film Festival, and the South London Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary Feature.

+ pre-recorded Q&A with writer, director and producer Sonita Gale, and executive producer and composer Nitin Sawhney.

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Hostile: @hostiledoc
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