Divided by Law
Single screen installation, 26 minutes, 2021
Captured just before and during the Coronavirus outbreak and in the lead up to Brexit, Divided by Law bears witness to binational families and couples trying to cope with the UK’s hostile immigration environment. From multiple locations across the world, we hear personal accounts of how the interviewees navigate their way through the UK family immigration regulations, encountering prolonged periods of separation from their partners and families with distressing consequences.
Divided by Law was selected for International Competition at the 67th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and awarded a Special Mention by the Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, May 2021. The film was selected for the London Short Film Festival, January, 2022.
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