Glasgow Girls – TV Movie Review
Glasgow Girls (2014)
Stars: Letitia Wright, Olivia Popica, Kirstie Steele, Aruhan Galieva, Hailey Ikunna, Assly Zandry, Effie Scott
Directed by: Brian Walsh
IMDB Rating: 7.7
Plot: In 2005 15-year old Agnesa Murselaj and her mother, both Kosovan Roma refugees, are seized in a dawn raid and remanded whilst waiting deportation. Six of Agnesa’s fellow pupils – both immigrant and native Scot – at Drumchapel High School in Glasgow are outraged and fashion a petition to stop proceedings. This grows into a fully-blown campaign to end dawn raids and the incarceration of minors, which the girls take to the Scottish National Parliament, winning huge support along the way and garnering them the Scottish Campaign of the Year award. Agnesa’s expulsion is halted and five years later the girls’ victory is accomplished when the national government puts an end to impromptu raids and the detention in remand centres of minors.
Review: Pre-dawn home raids, detention centers, refugees. This TV movie from the BBC is an inspiring David & Goliath story about a group of schoolgirls from Drumchapel in Scotland who campaigned against the Home Office & the Scottish Government to stop how failed asylum seekers were treated.
Based on the true story, the girls started a campaign to end dawn raids and the incarceration of minors, which the girls take to the Scottish National Parliament, winning huge support along the way. Five years later the girls’ victory is accomplished when the national government puts an end to impromptu raids and the detention in remand centers of minors.
A powerful story with a good cast. It shows that a minority can make a difference… If only the debate on Asylum Seekers could only be that easily changed for the majority…
Verdict: Freedom and Liberty For All…….
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10.
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Posted on July 19, 2014, in Movie Reviews and tagged Amal Azzudin, Aruhan Galieva, Glasgow Girls (2014), Hailey Ikunna, Kirstie Steele, Letitia Wright, Olivia Popica. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.