24th - 24th Aug 2023 - David Lean Cinema, Katharine Street, Croydon

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Two boys on a beach with a sunset.

PG 2022 | Dir Edward Lovelace | 82m |  UK

Kurdish and BSL with descriptive English subtitles throughout.
A BSL Meeter and Greeter will be on site at the cinema for the evening screening.

“Empathic and inspiring portrait of deaf Iraqi refugee boy” 

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

A documentary about a profoundly deaf boy whose family travel as refugees to the UK in the hope of providing him with the special care and education he needs, and cannot get in his native Iraq.

This beautiful documentary follows a young Deaf boy from Iraq to Derby in the UK. Lawand was born profoundly deaf in a country where there is no education available for him and his family decide to take the tough long journey to the UK as refugees to enrol him at The Royal School for the Deaf where he learns BSL and is finally able to communicate with others and make friends. All is going well until just as he begins to find his community, the threat of deportation arises, and his family must battle to retain the new life they have made for themselves. Kurdish and BSL with descriptive English subtitles throughout.

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