25 minutes - Scotland, 2005
Imagine escaping persecution in your own country, running for safety - then when you think you can breathe freely, you and your children are locked up without trial.
A provocative mix of animation, drama, testimony, music, puppets and Guerilla satire, 'Visit Dungavel' is a shocking, funny, informative and moving series of short films about Detention.
Featuring guest appearances by screen-stars Gary Lewis (Ae Fond Kiss, Billy Elliot), and Cora Bissett (High Times, Rebus) and guest directions by Bafta-winning Actor/Director Alison Peeble (Afterlife, Sex-Traffic, Taggart), this film lifts the lid on Dungavel, Detention and Deportation.
Show it to your family, friends, and strangers.
ASYLUM IS A RIGHT, NOT A CRIME
Shorts Film synopsis:
The Removed (2:46 mins): How does it feel when the snatch squad come to your door?
Dungavelland (0:30 mins): Enter the World of Dungavel and find out how the turreted castle came to be a prison for asylum seekers.
Born in Dungavel (2:00 mins):Meet the Scottish Conservativepolitician who was born in Dungavel!
Even Children? (4:00 mins): The UK locks up over 25,000 asylum seekers every year: men, women, and yes, even children...
Suicide Watch (3:40 mins): Many asylum-seekers have been left utterly desperate. Why aren't we listening?
Escape (1:30 mins): So how do you get out of Dungavel, Scotland's only detention centre? Meet someone who has.
Sums for Beginners (3:50 mins): How much are you paying to keep men, women and children behind barbed wire - and who makes the profit?
Get on the Plane (1:40 mins): Scotland - a thousand welcomes, a thousand farewells - this is how we send asylum-seekers home.
Things to do in Scotland (1:15 mins): Take action now! Famous scots, past and present, show you how it's done!
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