Unity Sisters

Unity Sisters is a non-hierarchical peer support group founded in 2014 for asylum-seeking women, refugees, and their children, assisting over 55 women and 155 children with shared migration experiences.

Chez Jolie Coiffure
Rosine Mbakam | 2018
Belgium | 70 min | 12+ years | French with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Intimate portrait of Cameroonian hairdresser Sabine and daily life at her salon Jolie Coiffure in Brussels, where she perfects her craft whilst talking and laughing with an eclectic cast of customers and visitors, many of whom share her fears about deportation.

Hostile
Sonita Gale | 2021
United Kingdom | 97 min | 12+ years | English | Closed Captions

Migrants in the UK face ever more menacing forces of marginalisation in this urgent documentary on the Hostile Environment.

Born in Damascus
Laura Wadha | 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom | 15 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Syrian-Scottish filmmaker Laura Wadha reconnects with her cousin after 10 years apart. Through video calls, old recordings, and ongoing processes of memory and reconciliation, they piece together the story of their family separated by war.

For Love
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor | 2021
United Kingdom | 13 min | 12+ years | English | Closed Captions

A lyrical work of queer fiction embedded in hostile reality. An immigrant secretly living with her girlfriend must make a decision about the life she wishes to lead when immigration officers hammer down her door.

Coming Home
Naim Naif, Margot Bowman | 2022
United States | 11 min | 8+ years | English | Closed Captions

Palestinian-American dancers in Brooklyn maintain vibrant connection to their homeland through dabke, a traditional Levantine folk dance. A joyful, electric celebration of Palestinian heritage shot on 16mm.

Reunited
Mira Jargil | 2020
Denmark | 74 min | 12+ years | English, Arabic, Danish with English subtitles | Subtitles

A story of love across borders, and the compromises a family must make when it is torn apart by circumstances beyond its control.