Hostile Detainment

Virtual Migrants and These Walls Must Fall present a semi-enacted political protest ‘action’ outside HOME ahead of the Human Flow film showing this evening. This is an action to highlight the injustice of immigration detention and acts as a tribute to the 120 women on hunger strike at Yarlswood Detention Centre during March this year.

The UK has one of the largest detention estates in Europe and demonstrates some of the harshest, most abusive and inhumane treatment of people simply in need of refuge. This event is migrant justice in the front seat interwoven with creative support in the rear, led by These Walls Must Fall campaign and marking 20 years of Virtual Migrants’ arts activism.

The event’s title critically resonates with the notorious ‘Hostile Environment’ policies of the current government.

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