This video says about itself:
Watch documentary maker Nick Broomfield’s short film, made for Amnesty International, about destitute refused asylum seekers in the UK.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Exhibition to highlight plight of Britain’s failed asylum-seekers
Sunday 15 March 2009
THE hidden lives of failed asylum-seekers living in destitution in Britian are revealed on Monday in an exhibition of photographs and personal testimonies.
Photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith has taken pictures of men and women from the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Zimbabwe and other troubled countries for the Still Human, Still Here exhibition in central London.
The exhibition was launched by a coalition of human rights organisations including Amnesty International and the Refugee Council. …
The exhibition includes the testimony of a woman named only as Anne – not her real name – from the Congo, who has spent three years living in destitution after being refused asylum.
She said she fled the Congo after being raped, beaten and tortured for condemning the forced recruitment of child soldiers.
She alleged that she had been forced to sleep rough in Britain and was set upon by a gang while she slept on a park bench. Two of the assailants raped her, she said, adding that she was too terrified to report the attack. …
Still Human, Still Here coalition spokesman Mike Kaye said: “Government policy towards refused asylum-seekers is forcing people into complete destitution. This policy is inhumane and it is failing – driving people underground, into a world of poverty and hunger.”
Still Human, Still Here will run until April 4 at the Host Gallery, 1 Honduras Street, London EC1.
REFUGEE campaigners stormed the constituency office of Immigration Minister Phil Woolas on Saturday night to demand the closure of all “immigration prisons”: here.
Kenya condemned on Somali exiles: here.
Ruined: Congo is setting for prize-winning play on wartime violence against women: here.