Short Films and Discussion on Calais on Tue 20th July @ Satama
Screening of short films “The Hardest Winter in Calais” and “Passengers”; and discussion with local No Border-activists about the situation of sans papiers in Europe and about the forms of resistance to the oppressive migration controls.
The town of Calais, in north-west of France has become a base for migrants in their efforts to cross the English Channel over to the UK. Last summer the mayor of the town declared that she wanted to make the area ‘a migrant free zone’. The migrants are targets of systematic daily police violence, and live in constant fear of beatings, arrests and deportations. The legislation – stating that aiding of sans papiers can lead to the imprisonment of the helper – and police harassment and destruction of the camps has made humanitarian and political work extremely difficult, leaving migrants often without food, shelter, legal aid and a chance to be heard. No Border-network has a constant presence in the town, offering solidarity and building forms of resistance together with the migrants.
Satama is located 500m north from Kalasatama metro station at the corner of Hermannin rantatie and Agroksenkuja. You can also get there by buses no. 56 and 68. The address: kyläsaarenkatu 1..