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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.

Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. 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.