Does the Home Office have a heart?

Dir. Lorenzo Sorbini

Produced by BID UK
Director & Editor: @lorenzosorbini
DOP: Will Billany
1st AC & Loader: @bfoat
Colourist: @_ntcolour
Sound Designer & Composer: @polezsky
Title Designer: @binomidesign
Scan and Processing: @kodak_shootfilm 16mm

Show some love this Valentine’s Day ❤️

Share Malaki’s moving poem about the UK’s heartless automatic deportation regime and write to your MP to end this injustice. We’ve used a pseudonym but this is his real voice.

About automatic deportation: At the end of a prison sentence, British people are free to rebuild their lives with their loved ones. But for those classed as ‘foreign’, including many born and/or raised in the UK, different rules apply. Automatic deportation is a system that allows the expulsion of non-British people who have served sentences of 12 months or more WITHOUT automatic legal advice or consideration of their individual circumstances.

This blanket rule leads to the routine breaching of human rights including the detention and deportation of individuals who:
💔 Were born and/or raised here
💔 Grew up in the British care system
💔 Have children in the UK
💔 Are vulnerable adults including people who may have survived torture and trafficking and others who may lack mental capacity
💔 Will not be safe in their country of origin
💔 Could have won their deportation appeal had they had legal advice Automatic deportation is racist, unjust and traumatising for children.

Please note a pseudonym and eco-friendly biodegradable balloons have been used.