Arts & Culture
HOSTILE: A New Feature-Length Documentary about the UK’s Immigration Policy
21 January 2022
HOSTILE is directed and produced by Sonita Gale and Executive Produced by Nitin Sawhney and Charlotte Fisher. Longlisted for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA, 2022.
Told through the eyes of four participants from Black and Asian backgrounds, the film focuses on the impact of evolving immigration policies that target migrants. What happens when the ‘hostile environment’ turns on us all? What does it mean to be British? And what does it feel like to be told you don’t belong?
This film seeks to answer these questions and inspire viewers to take action for long-term change. Featuring music from Nitin Sawhney & Ayanna Witter-Johnson and spoken word by George the Poet. Recent winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2021 South London Film Festival, Hostile debuted at the 2021 Raindance Film Festival, and has screened at the 2021 Cambridge Film Festival and the 2021 London Migration Film Festival. It was also longlisted for three BIFAs: the Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director), Best Documentary Award, and the Raindance Discovery Award.
Screenings begin January 21st, 2022.
Tickets are available here
Nationwide Q&A Tour
Friday, January 21st: Finsbury Park – London – Picturehouse
Sunday, January 23rd: Rio Cinema, London
Tuesday, January 25th: The Ritzy, Brixton – London – Picturehouse
Wednesday, January 26th: Dartington, Totnes
Friday, January 28th: FACT – Liverpool – Picturehouse
Sunday, January 30th: Duke’s at Komedia – Brighton – Picturehouse
Monday, January 31st: Picturehouse Central – London
Tuesday, February 1st: Arts – Cambridge – Picturehouse
Thursday, February 3rd: Bertha DocHouse, London
Sunday, February 13th: MAC Birmingham – Birmingham
Tuesday, February 15th: City Screen – York – Picturehouse
Tuesday, February 18th: The Gate, Notting Hill – Picturehouse
Sunday, February 20th: Little Theatre Cinema – Bath – Picturehouse
Tuesday, February 22nd: Cinema City – Norwich – Picturehouse
Wednesday, February 23rd: Harbour Lights – Southampton – Picturehouse
Tuesday, March 1st: Phoenix – Oxford – Picturehouse
Thursday, March 3rd: Stratford – London – Picturehouse