Ayenga Yangunda is a Congolese destitute asylum seeker living in the U.K. She has been in the UK since 2004. She is unable to return to her country the DRCongo because there is no peace. Her life in the U.K is struggle, she is unable to access the support she requires and she can not work. Despite not being supported, she is still required to report at an asylum reporting centre on a regular basis even though she does not have the money to travel. She solely relies on the kindness of her friends, church and community.
Ne Kunda Nlaba film explores the issues and challenges faced by refused destitute asylum seekers. The film looks at the problems with the asylum reporting system and highlights the serious issue of destitution. In the film we hear from people working in the human right sector to tackle some of these issues. We hear from organisations such as British Refugee Council, Amnesty International UK and Refugee Action.
This film is about raising awareness of the plight of destitute asylum seekers living in desperate conditions across the country.
We must give respect to refugees and let them live in dignity.
Ne Kunda Nlaba's documentary film will be screened as international premiere at the Oosternieland Film Festival in the Netherlands on 3 November 2012.
WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY: NE KUNDA NLABA
PRODUCTION COMPANY: LABSON BIZIZI-CINE KONGO
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2011