This filmmaker is trying to secure rights for migrant children

Refugees Welcome placard Photo credit: @mathias.darmell

Hackney-based filmmaker Sue Clayton presented a clip from her new documentary at an event in Dalston last night, and urged those attending to support the rights of migrant children looking to come to the UK.

Calais Children: A Case To Answer, is an hour-long documentary film released late last year. The award-nominated film is due to be screened at the Belfast Film Festival on 14 April, and was produced as part of an overall campaign to support the rights of children living in the so-called ‘Migrant Jungle’ in Calais, France to come to the UK.

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Speaking as part of a five-person panel as part of the Hackney Stand Up To Racism event at Halkevi, a Turkish/Kurdish community centre in Dalston, Clayton spoke about her campaign to sue the Home Office to secure the rights of migrant children.

She said: “We appealed, we were never going to give up, and we ended up getting the right to a judicial review to sue the Home Office in court”

“It’s not just about refugees, it’s about everyone who’s vulnerable, and everyone who can’t afford a lawyer to sort out things in their life.”

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