provided by: 4WardEverUK
published: May 2015
On 4 June 2015 we screened the new documentary film from Standoff Films, ‘Working Illegally’ which looks behind politicians’ rhetoric, the closed walls and barbed wire of UK border enforcement, to expose the reality of immigration detention, raising pertinent questions concerning its nature and purpose.
Guest Speakers: Phil Miller, Corporate Watch & Ewen MacArthur, Standoff Films.
Standoff Films is an independent film production company.
Standoff Films documentaries seek to uncover unsettling realities by hearing from those most directly affected by the social and political situations they examine. Films screenings are hosted UK-wide.
Their recent film comprise of stories told primarily through detainees’ testimonies, based on original research by Corporate Watch. The film offers insight into the labour that maintains the UK detention estate as well as an introduction to the immigration detention system.
The film screening was followed with a Q&A.
Event hosted by The Drum, Birmingham.