Sonita Gale's incisive documentary Hostile takes a deep dive into Britain's complicated relationship with immigration. The film explores the lives of international students, members of the Windrush generation, and ‘highly-skilled migrants’ who have been challenged by government policies, and a hostile reception that is not always welcoming of their presence, alongside the added pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.
What does it mean to be British? How does it feel to be told you don’t belong? With Brexit and the new points-based immigration system already taking effect, Hostile is an incredibly timely film as we enter a new era of stricter immigration regulation.
The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Sonita Gale and producer Nitin Sawhney.
Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.