Made in 2017. Director: Niki Caro; Czech Republic/UK/USA; 127 mins.
A compelling World War II drama based on the true story of a family that runs the Warsaw zoo. Horrified by the Nazi occupiers’ persecution of Jewish citizens, they decide, at great risk to themselves, to try and smuggle Jews out of the ghetto and offer them sanctuary in the zoo.
Made in 2020. Director: Ben Sharrock; UK; 103 mins.
A group of young foreign nationals, including a Syrian musician, are living on a distant Hebridean island while awaiting the results of their asylum applications. Bizarre interactions with the locals, the legacy of past trauma and the tedium of empty days waiting for the postman contribute to a moving snapshot of the refugee experience.
Made in 2019. Director: Sarah Gavron; UK; 93 mins.
A vibrant and funny coming-of-age drama about teenagers set in a multi-cultural East End community. Among a cast of complete unknowns, 19 year old Bukky Bakray won the BAFTA Rising Star award for her role as Rocks, the resourceful teenage girl left to care for her young brother when her mother walks out.