Calais Children: A Case to Answer

Clayton, Sue. 2017. Calais Children: A Case to Answer. [Film/Video]

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Creators: Clayton, Sue
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A multi-award-winning investigative documentary produced and directed by Sue Clayton. As the Calais Jungle refugee camp 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. Clayton and her team filmed for over a year in dangerous conditions following their story. The film also shows how she brought ten human rights lawyers to the Jungle to take on the case, and how together with Clayton they took their case to Parliament and through three tiers of the UK courts. SInce completion the film has formed primary evidence in a further stage - a High Court Challenge to the Home Office over its unlawful response to the children (ZS vs The Secretary of State, Feb-March 2018 -Judgment pending as at Sept 2018). The film has been screend almost 200 times in 4 languages and in 7 countries. International rights have been acquired by ARTE (France). Extracts have been shown 8 times on UK Channel 4 News and ITV News in 2016-2018.

Contributors: Dubs, Lord Alf (Interviewee)
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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Copyright Holders: Eastwest Pictures (UK) Ltd
Dimensions or Duration:
62 minutesDuration
Item ID: 24260
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 15:09
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 09:18


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