"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Mentorn and Channel 4 looking for affected families to include in their upcoming programme


'Mentorn is a production company which is putting together a pilot programme about the way that the immigration rules affect people, with the intention that a full series will commissioned by Channel 4 in the coming months.

'They are hoping to film and feature the situation of a family affected by the £18,600 income requirement. In particular, they are looking for a family with one British parent who has a foreign spouse, where the whole family is currently based in the UK (and, for example, they have children at school here) but where they are facing separation if the foreign spouse doesn't manage to get the spouse visa or indefinite leave to remain. This would probably mean the family having to relocate to the country of the foreign spouse.

'Mentorn would be interested to film the family, and probably their lawyer as well if possible. As this is a pilot it will not be broadcast, but will hopefully lead to a full programme being commissioned in the near future.

Mentorn attended the recent Movement Against Xenophobia conference - and the divided families workshop where we discussed their work.

If your family fits this profile and you'd be interested to take part, just let us know -

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