An Amnesty International award winning documentary filmed in 2005 when it was standard practice for immigration officials to force their way into family homes of asylum seekers in the early hours of the morning. They were removed to a detention centre at Yarl's Wood in Bedfordshire pending deportation. Most had never posed any flight risk and for many the experience was frighteningly reminiscent of the places they had fled. A group of girls, some asylum seekers, some indigenous local kids built a campaign and eventually succeeded in making the practice politically unacceptable. You can watch the follow up on vimeo.com/firebytheriver/glasgowgirls2.
They were both originally screened as part of the BBC's Tales From The Edge series.

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Glasgow Girls

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Two films about the Glasgow Girls - asylum seekers - political activists, extraordinary young women.

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