They Came for us in the Morning
DVD1982 30 Minutes
Why refugees from Latin American countries try to come to Britain.
Shows the reasons why so many refugees from Latin American countries try to come to Britain. In countries like Chile and El Salvador, anyone in the least critical of the dictatorship is arrested, and usually tortured and killed. All the refugees in the film have gone through harrowing experiences and lost relations and friends. They would like to return, but dare not.
Meanwhile, America is supporting the fascist regime, and putting pressure on Britain to do the same. It is very difficult for them to get visas, and they have to rely on charity if they do get in. Several people recount their experiences. BBC 'Open Door' programme made by the Joint Working Group for Refugees from Latin America.
Made in 1982 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.