Name Me Lawand (PG)

Lawand is a young Kurdish refugee who has been deaf since birth. In desperate search of a better life in a world where he can communicate, his family decide to leave their home. After a treacherous journey and a year in a refugee camp, a deaf volunteer helps Lawand join the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby.

As Lawand grows older, the film follows his dramatic progress learning British Sign Language, revealing a bright, charismatic and inquisitive boy, who discovers friendship and a new way to express himself. But just as Lawand is joyfully finding his place in the world, the family face deportation from the UK. Along with members of the Derby community, the family begin a new quest – a fight to stay in the place they now call home.

A moving documentary about the strength that language gives us, and of the power of friendship and community.

Directed by Edward Lovelace.

Audio description is available for all screenings of this film – please ask a steward for a headset if you would like to make use of this.

The film will be screened with subtitles (ST) for those with hearing loss.

Tuesday 3 October - 7.30pm (ST)

Tickets: £9.00 (£8.50)
(plus 80p per ticket if booked online)

1hr 31mins, AD)))