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Why do people leave their homes? How do receiving countries like the UK treat asylum seekers? What does it mean to be a refugee? What challenges do those seeking asylum face? If you want to learn more, the movies in the list below are a good place to start.

An introduction to claiming asylum in the UK

The asylum screening interview

The asylum substantive interview

The UK asylum process: after an asylum refusal

Panorama: Undercover - Britains Immigration Secrets

On the front line of the fight to control immigration, BBC Panorama goes undercover in an Immigration Removal Centre and reveals chaos, incompetence and abuse. The centre is a staging post for detainees who face deportation from the UK. It is a toxic mix, and detainees who have overstayed visas or are seeking asylum can share rooms with foreign national criminals who have finished prison sentences. Some have been held in the privately run centre for many months, even years.

Human Flow : Also available on Netflix. Filmed in 23 countries

In Ai Weiwei's Human Flow, today's massive global migration becomes a powerful visual expression - a hypnotic outpouring that defies invisibility - expressing both the staggering scale and scope of the refugee emergency and its profoundly personal human impact. Filmed in 23 countries over the course of more than a year, the film captures the condition of today's more than 65 million forcibly displaced individuals who fled their homes in search of new lives.

Walk My Journey - the humans behind the headlines

Walk My Journey - the humans behind the headlines

At the end of 2018, we created an innovative and ground-breaking piece of work called ‘Walk My Journey’.

Told through the eyes of 6 refugees and asylum seekers, it shares their experiences of fleeing their homelands and their journeys into the UK.