The first feature film from Manchester-based director Jason Wingard, The Crossing is a bold mix of documentary and fictional drama, shot over a year in the Calais Jungle. Adnan (Elie Haddad) and Bana (Toyah Frantzen) have left war-torn Syria in order to reach the UK. Traveling through Europe with money running low, they are forced into the notorious Calais Jungle.
Faced with the prospect of a risky illegal entry to the UK or the squalor of the camp they decide to take their chances on the trucks and ferry in a desperate bid to make it to the UK.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jason Wingard, co-producers Rebecca Clare Evans and Hannah Mann and cast members Elie Haddad, Toyah Frantzen, Biniyam Biruk Theshome and Yousef Jubeh.