Lena Headey was talking about new film The Flood, which focuses on refugees coming to the UK
Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey, who is starring in one of the first British films to grapple with the refugee crisis, has spoken out against the horrendous and dehumanising way that people seeking safety in the UK are treated.
The Flood sees Headey play British immigration officer Wendy, who is presiding over the fate of Eritrean refugee Haile, whose journey escaping from the war-torn African country to the Calais camp and eventually to England is traced in the film.
Headey, best known as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, said having been put in the shoes of an immigration officer and exposed to a script based on real-life accounts from people working for the Home Office had affirmed her belief that a shift in attitude was needed.
I understand there are safety issues, and screenings for security, but it could be so much more human and compassionate, said Heady. Its horrendous that after the journeys that these refugees go through, they are then treated immediately with suspicion and fear.
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