Sue Clayton, the film’s director, has been commissioned to create an online archive of filmed material documenting the experiences and views of more than 60 young asylum-seekers like Hamedullah. Using both interview and live footage, the archive will serve as a resource for policy-makers and professionals working with young asylum claimants.
The archive “(Better) Believe It : Big Journeys, Untold Stories” will be online by June 2014. More details soon!
Sue Clayton is currently working alongside colleagues in the House of Lords regarding amendments to the upcoming Immigration Bill. Sue and her House of Lords’ colleagues are seeking to establish a provision of independent guardianship for young unaccompanied asylum claimants, and to protect and retain the legal rights of appeal which may be lost should the Bill go through as it stands.
27 February 2014 - Leicester Migration Network, University of Leicester
Screening at the University of Leicester in an event organised by Leicester Migration Network. Dr Liza Schuster will be presenting her research on young people and deportation.
The event will be held in University of Leicester’s Ken Edwards building, room KE 526 and begins at 7pm. It is free and open to the public. There is no need to book, however places are limited so please arrive early if you wish to attend.
6 March 2014 - “Where Dreams Cross #19” at Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm
An outdoor screening curated by Where Dreams Cross, a project dedicated to bringing film and video art to new audiences and public spaces.
15 March 2014 - Cinema and Human Rights Days at Gordon Square Cinema, Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image, University of London
Cinema and Human Rights Days seeks to provoke discussion and debate about the impact of cinema in documenting political struggles and exposing human rights abuses. Sue Clayton will present her film and additional documentary material on the subject of deportation and young asylum seekers and discuss her campaign work.
The screening will take place from 2pm, as part of an all day event. The event is free of charge. However places are limited, so registration is essential. You need to register for each day you wish to attend.
See the full programme and register through the following link:
18 June 2014 - 2013-14 GRAMNET film series for Refugee Week 2014, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
Sue Clayton has been invited to present a paper, along with screening Hamedullah: The Road Home, on issues pertaining to refugees and the use of media.
Please check the Screenings page for further details.
Lewes Group in Support of Refugees
1st May, 7:30pm
Open meeting of the Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Will be followed by a talk from Sue and discussion. The meeting is open to the public and free, but a collection will be taken to support Hamedullah’s case.
SCREENINGS COMING UP IN BERGEN, NORWAY: SWEDEN; PORTSMOUTH AND NORWICH.
SOME PREVIOUS SCREENINGS:
MARCH 22nd 2013 Paris: Law and contemporary art: Focus on Documentary and Photography
13h-18h, Maison des Sciences de la Communication et Information Université Paris 8-JILC Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice
Images of Justice Laboratoire Communication et politique
Paris (métro Gobelins- ligne 7)
Open to public & free entry.
Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Annual Conference
Birkbeck School of Law
Screening of Hamedullah with presentation of podcast by Sue Clayton
11 APRIL 2013 Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group
SPECIAL SCREENING OF HAMEDULLAH:
Friday 19th October
2012 Garden Court Chambers Film Festival 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LONDON.
Hamdedullah film was presented to UK’s top barristers and judges for debate.
DIRECTOR SUE CLAYTON SCREENED THE FILM AND GAVE EVIDENCE AT GOVERNMENT SELECT COMMITTEE.
THIS IS A CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE LAW ON THE TREATMENT OF YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE UK.
FACING THE ABYSS
On Wednesday the 19th of September Hamedullah was screened as part of a conference at the Tavistock Centre in London. The purpose of the conference was to “explore the challenges for separated children seeking asylum as they turn 18”. The conference featured over 100 delegates ranging from academics to campaign groups. Hamedullah: The Road Home was screened at the event, presented by Sue Clayton.