Film Rental


Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm


Directed by Sonita Gale (UK, 2022, 97 min.)

Hostile is a feature-length documentary focusing on the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities. Told through the stories of four participants from Black and Asian backgrounds, the film focuses on the impact of the evolving “hostile environment” policies that target migrants. The film explores how the lives of international students, members of the Windrush generation and highly-skilled migrants have been affected. What does it mean to be British? What does it feel like to be told you don’t belong? This film seeks to hear these voices and inspire viewers to take action to create long-term change.

Watch the trailer

Filmmaker Q and A

A prerecorded video Q and A is included with this film rental.

Film Rental Information

Available to rent through 11:59 pm on June 30. This film cannot be rented outside the United States and is available to watch only during the period specified. Once rented, the film may be viewed on the Video Content page.

Festival Passes

If you wish to see multiple films in the Roxbury International Film Festival lineup, purchase a festival pass!

There are separate passes for in-person and online screenings. To access all in-person and online events, please purchase both passes.


$50; available through June 30, 11:59 pm

The ROXFILM@Home Pass grants access to all online screenings.

In-Person Pass

$165; available through June 25, 5 pm

The In-Person Pass grants access to all events in the festival, including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hibernian Hall; the Boston Public Library’s Roxbury branch; and ArtsEmerson. See a full list of in-person screenings at

Note that additional venues will be listed on your pass purchase as Non-MFA screenings.