Calais Children: A Case to Answer

Address11 Church Street
AtPatrick Heide Contemporary Art
CountyLondon (GB085)

11 Church Street
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art
London (GB085)
Tel 2018-02-24
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Patrick Heide Contemporary Art is pleased to host a screening of CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER, the award-winning investigative film by Sue Clayton (UK 62 min 2017), as the finissage event for our current exhibition, David Connearn's Drawing History Painting. As the Calais jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there - many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK. Sue fought to get these children recognsied and their cases heard. But with the camp soon to go up in flames, could she do it in time? and what would happen to the children if not? What happened to them next is a shameful indictment of the UK’s human rights record, as the young people suffered delays, denials and dismissal from the UK government, and were finally left abandoned in France with no support at all.

CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER follows the young people over the year since they left the Jungle. We speak to Lord Dubs, the volunteer groups, and the lawyers with whom Sue is challenging the Home Office’s actions in the High Court in early 2018. She goes on supporting and fighting for the kids - with your help.

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