German premier with director Sonita Gale. Sonita GaleThe harrowing impact of the "hostile environment" policy in the UK is revealed in this powerful, award-winning documentary.
Hostile focuses on the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities. Told through the stories of four participants from Black and Asian backgrounds, the film reveals the impact of the evolving ‘hostile environment’ - a term used by the UK government in 2012 to illustrate the atmosphere they wanted to create for migrants, with the intention of provoking them to leave of their own accord. Hostile explores how the lives of international students, members of the Windrush generation and so-called ‘Highly-Skilled Migrants’ have been affected.
Alongside the harrowing stories of those affected by the hostile environment are the views of academics, politicians, and NHS workers. Nitin Sawhney is also Executive Producer, features in the film and has created it’s music.
•Director, Writer and Producer: Sonita Gale • UK 2022 • 97 Min • Original Version Cast: Farrukh Sair, Maya Goodfellow, Nitin Sawhney u.a.