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Thursday 16 June 2016

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Ye Old Rose and Crown Theatre Pub
53-55 Hoe Street,Walthamstow,
E17 4SA


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Life in Limbo: Detention & Other Stories Film Night

Film Night in Walthamstow!

For the Refugee week - 2016, we are co-hosting a film night with our friends at Walthamstow Migrants' Action Group to raise awareness of immigration detention. Life in Limbo: Detention and Other Stories will take place in Walthamstow on 16th June, all are welcome!

This is a chance to see our highly praised Hidden Stories film, screened alongside other challenging films exploring the UK’s detention estate, and the opportunity to speak to the filmmakers about their work in this harsh environment.

                                                                        Join us!

Thursday 16th June at 7.30pm, Ye Old Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53-55 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4SA

Suggested donation: £5

Hidden Stories (20mins) + Q&A with Ali McGinley (Director, AVID)

For over 20 years, AVID’s volunteer visitors have supported thousands of people in detention. Volunteer visitors have been a lifeline for so many detainees, offering them friendship, practical advice and emotional support at an extremely difficult time in their lives. This film charts some of their experiences.

Working Illegally (2015) (28mins) + Q&A with Lou MacNamara (filmmaker)

This documentary from Standoff Films exposes the reality of immigration detention. Told primarily through detainees' testimonies, based on original research by Corporate Watch, it offers critical insight into the labour that maintains the UK detention estate.

Xenos (12mins)

In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they came looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political and social collapse. This film from Nakba FilmWorks tells their story.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 19:30 to 22:00