BORDERS

Elizabeth Mizon
2015
UK
5 mins
Why would a woman need a physical examination to enter the country? This short poetry film by Elizabeth Mizon and poet Shagufta K Iqbal gives a personal and intimate insight into the hushed-up 'virginity tests' that women migrants were subjected to in the 1970s, as reported by The Guardian in 1979, and again in 2011 when more was revealed.