On Tuesday 27th November, renowned filmmaker Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Sweet Sixteen, Kes) is coming to Crawley to show and talk about his new film "It's a Free World...". This film is a drama about a single mother and depicts the reality of living and working in the UK as a so-called illegal immigrant.
Ken will be joined in a post-film discussion by a former Tinsley House detainee and a refused asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and an activist from the No Border network who organised a protest camp near Crawley in September.
Tinsley House is an immigration detention centre for 135 people at Gatwick airport. It opened in 1996 and has 11,000 detainees going through it each year. A much larger detention centre, Brook House, is currently under construction nearby and is due to open next year.
Entry to the film and discussion is free-of-charge. All are welcome.
Venue: Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Rd , Crawley, RH10 5DF
Transport: From Crawley Bus Station, take bus 2 or 273 to Ashdown Shopping Centre