21 minutes – Scotland 2004

Hundreds of refugees are being put out of their homes with no benefits and no rights to work. Unable to return to their countries they are in a stateless limbo on Glasgow’s streets.

“My life is frozen,” says a Zimbabwean maths teacher who has been living “Underground” since being evicted from his council flat. “I’m existing, but it’s not a life. I don’t think Scottish people know we are being chucked onto the street or they would not allow it to happen”.

This film raised awareness about the issue of asylum seekers and refugees being made destitute on the streets of Glasgow. It was a call to action, encouraging people to help by offering their spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers.

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