Refugee Week 2020. Department of Film and Screen Media.
Screening of Calais, the Last Border, dir. Marc Isaacs, 2003, 59 min.
4 p.m., Wednesday 5 February 2020
Film and Screen Media Auditorium, Kane Building B10B (Basement)
The screening will be introduced by Prof. Laura Rascaroli, Department of Film and Screen Media
For the English, the French port town of Calais is the gateway to Europe or a place to buy cheap alcohol. For hundreds of migrants it is the final barrier in the desperate search for a new life in the UK. This intimate film weaves together character-driven stories of refugees, migrants and English expatriates to build a picture of life in a transient town where the inhabitants dream of somewhere better.
Since 2001, Marc Isaacs has made more than ten creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes.