Dear Home Office: Short Film + Q&A

2pm, Wednesday 22 June 2022



Location: Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

“Produced as part of Subject to Scrutiny, a collaborative project between Migration Mobilities BristolUniversity of Bristol and Bristol Refugee RightsDear Home Office shines a light on the UK asylum system through the lived experience of recent asylum seekers and refugees.

Created through a series of workshops and conversations during the first lockdown in 2020, human conversations with those directly effected by the UK asylum system were developed into a script in the form of a letter, then brought to life with the aid of ideas and discussions that emerged from the workshop.

The original aim of the research project was to find ways of moving beyond a familiar mode of representing asylum seekers, one which relies heavily on intrusive and traumatic experiences of forced migration and personal suffering, and instead to use filmmaking as a critical tool to scrutinise the UK asylum system itself.

Join us after the screening for a Q&A with the filmmakers, project team and participants on the process, as part of Subject to Scrutiny.”

Find out more about 2020 Brigstow funded Experimental Partnership “Scrutinising the Immigration System Through Collaborative Filmmaking with Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on the Subject to Scrutiny web page.

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