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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Free screening of Calais Children: A Case to Answer

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Director Sue Clayton will introduce her film, and host a short Q&A after the film's screening on the 27th of November @ 6:45pm in the Hitchcock Cinema, Arts One. 
Calais Children: A Case to Answer is an award-winning piece of filmmaking in its own right - moving and memorable. But more than that, it shows how director Sue Clayton brings human rights lawyers to the Jungle camp to insist that the children be brought to the UK. As the Calais jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there - many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK. Sue fought to get these children recognised and their cases heard. But with the camp soon to go up in flames, could she do it in time? and what would happen to the children if not?
Phakama (a small arts charity based at QMUL) are currently in the R&D phase of a project with refugees and migrants and are thrilled to be screening this award winning film as part of our research. 
This event is free, but we encourage you to donate to the cause - read more and support the kids at



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