Film Screening and Panel Discussion “Violent Borders”

“We are locked in our rooms. They just said
‘pack pack pack.’ They haven’t said why.”
Statement from Detained Voices


Racism and xenophobia are on the rise, spurred along by government rhetoric. Creating a “hostile environment” for migrants is an explicit policy objective. Brexit has unleashed a surge of racist violence. Within this context the Home Office can deport people en masse and detain people indefinitely with little scrutiny or challenge.

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 18:00 – 20:00, G11

Join Stop Charter Flights – End Deportations, STRIKE! Magazine and Aston University’s Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC) for film screenings followed by a panel discussion with the film-makers, Helen Brewer and Natalie Fiennes, Cllr Doug James (City of Sanctuary), and Dr Demelza Jones (Sociology and Policy), and Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik (Politics and IR) about borders, migration, and cages.

The event will provide a space to explore how violent borders are affecting communities in the UK and around the world. Featuring the films Violent Borders produced by STRIKE! Magazine and Working Illegally produced by Stand Off film.

This event is free. All welcome!