UndocNet has released three films telling the stories of undocumented migrants in London.
UndocNet carried out a research on the labour market experiences and aspirations of irregular migrants in London from three countries of origin – Bangladesh, China and Turkey (including Kurds and Northern Cypriots).
The three films below have been produced as part of the research.
The research team welcomes the use of the films as a tool to improve understanding of the lives of those without documents and as a resource for teaching. The context of the research has been the economic downturn, increasingly restrictive immigration controls, raids on businesses suspected of employing people without correct documentation and the deportation of irregular migrants.
The films emerge from an ESRC funded research project ‘Undocumented migrants, ethnic enclaves and networks: Opportunities, traps or class based constructs’ (September 2011-January 2014).
The research was conducted by Professor Alice Bloch (University of Manchester) together with Professor Sonia McKay and Dr Leena Kumarappan (Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University.