Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
This year, to mark International Day of Tolerance GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series will be screening a double-bill of films Everyday Borders (2015) and Detention Without Walls (2015) on Wednesday 11th November. Please join us for an evening of films and discussion at the CCA, where we will take a closer look at the notion of borders in UK and Scotland from multiple perspectives, asking important questions about how this issue affects the daily lives of everyone in our communities…
Increasing numbers of people are becoming border-guards as employers, landlords, health workers and educators are legally required to administer the UK border as part of their everyday lives. As the 2014 Immigration Act pulls more people into border-guard roles, those who are their subjects experience being denied jobs, accommodation, healthcare and education because these border administrators may not be able or willing to understand the complexities of immigration law, may act on racist stereotypes or, threatened by fines and raids, exclude racialised minorities in order to minimize risk to themselves.
Produced by the University of East London’s Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging.
Directed by Orson Nava. Running time: 50 mins
Detention Without Walls
‘Detention Without Walls’ is a self-portrait of people caught in the cracks, between borders, without status. Made from interviews, poems, photos and material collected through a participatory research project, the film follows the moving story from immigration detention to life after detention, described as ‘Detention Without Walls’. Abandoned at train stations, separated from family and friends, unable to work or travel, fearful of return but determined to stay in the UK, the film explores how ideas of crime, citizenship and community combine in ways that multiply rather than remove the differences between us.
Produced and Directed by Life After Detention Collaborative Research Group with Scottish Detainee Visitors. Running time: 20 mins
Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.
As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions apply) To guarantee a seat, tickets can be booked by visiting the CCA website or by calling +44 (0)141 352 4900.
Tickets must be collected from the CCA Box Office by 5.45pm, otherwise they will be released back into the system.