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Film maker will be in Uckfield to discuss Calais Children

Location: Council Chamber, The Civic Centre, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm


Film maker Sue Clayton will be in Uckfield when her film Calais Children: A Case to Answer is shown at the Civic Centre on Thursday, February 8.

The film reveals the plight of hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe, and exposes the role played by the UK Government in prolonging this, against the will of Parliament.

The one-hour documentary is being show to build awareness of the issues and raise funds for child refugees.

Sue Clayton, a professor at the University of London, Goldsmiths, will be on hand to share her first-hand experiences and participate in a discussion after the film, exploring what concerned local citizens may do.

Sue has been producing and directing films for more than 30 years. Her debut feature film The Song of the Shirt on women in the garment trades was distributed globally.

She has made a nmber of award-winning documentaries for UK Channel 4 and Central Television including the Commodities series, Turning Japanese, How to Survive Lifestyle, and Theme Park Britons.

Sue has worked on the child asylum issue for 15 years.

The film is being promoted by Village of Sanctuary, a refugee support organisation based in East Hoathly.

Chairman Tom Serpell says: “We want to welcome people in desperate need, fleeing from war zones, into our safe environment.

“We raise awareness of the issues around refugees, seek donations for direct help to them, and campaign for generous treatment of them by authorities and communities.

“This remarkable film should be seen by everyone who cares about others’ welfare. We are so lucky to have Sue come to Uckfield to give us her insights.” for £5.82 which includes the Eventbrite fee

Tickets are available via Eventbrite for £5.82, which includes the Eventbrite fee, or from organiser Tom Serpell, when tickets are £5. His email address is

All proceeds go to East Hoathly and Halland Village of Sanctuary.

Tickets £5.82 via Eventbrite, or £5 via Tom Serpell, see above.