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Dan Carrier’s movies news: Calais Children

08 December, 2017 — By Dan Carrier

Calais Children: A Case To Answer

CALAIS Children: A Case To Answer is a new film by campaigner Sue Clayton.

As the film Human Flow humanises and creates individual narratives for something affecting many millions of people, Clayton makes the viewer confront what it is like for a person to become a refugee.

When the infamous “Jungle” encampment in Calais was destroyed in October last year, it is estimated that more than 1,900 unaccompanied children were left stranded.

While many had a strong legal case to be allowed to come to the UK, the government shamefully botched what should have been an opportunity to celebrate our nation’s ability to help others in need. They delayed cases and denied entry to hundreds.

Clayton worked to help get these young people recognised, and their cases taken up and heard.

This film follows her work and their stories in the aftermath of the closure of the camp, and lays down on record the legal battles she fought on their behalf.

Now a screening of this moving film is taking place on Wednesday, December 13, at 7pm, at the Swiss Cottage Community Centre, 19 Winchester Road, NW3 3NR with a Q&A and discussion afterwards.

Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door. Cash raised will go to charities working in Calais. For details visit


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