Fri 2nd Jun 2017
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Hornbeam Café
June Film night: Violent Borders: Mass Deportations, migration and detention.
“We are locked in our rooms. They just said ‘pack pack pack.’ They haven’t said why.” – Statement from Detained Voices
Creating a “hostile environment” for migrants is an explicit policy objective. Brexit has unleashed a surge of racist violence. Within this context the Home Office is able to deport people en masse and detain people indefinitely with little scrutiny or challenge.
Join us on Friday 2 June for a provocative evening with 2 short films and discussion on the issue of mass deportation and detention. And the fightback against the racist policies of this government. The film ‘Violent Borders’ features original footage from the direct action at Stansted airport in March 2017, in which activists stopped a private deportation plane destined for Nigeria and Ghana. The film ‘Working Illegally’ explores life in detention centres, and discusses the unpaid labour detainees are required to do.
The event will provide a space to explore how violent borders are affecting communities in the UK and around the world. Featuring films by: STRIKE! Magazine and Standoff Films.
The screenings will be followed by discussion including the film maker of Violent Borders, and other people who are actively involved in the struggle against deportations. The evening is FREE, with glorious pay-as-you-feel food from Stories & Supper volunteers.
Friday 2 June
Doors open at 6.30pm
Films start at 7pm
Local beers, cider, organic wine and spirits are available.