The IFI is delighted to present a special preview screening this Sunday, July 2nd, of beautiful documentary Name me Lawand. The screening of this Hot Docs prize-winning new film will be followed by a Q&A with director Edward Lovelace (The Possibility are Endless, Werewolves Across America), hosted by Sheila de Courcy (writer, researcher, producer), accompanied by an ISL interpreter.
Tickets are on sale now:
NAME ME LAWAND + Q&A
About the documentary
Lawand is a five-year-old Kurdish boy, deaf since birth and unable to communicate with those around him. Faced with the ongoing conflict in Iraq, Lawand’s parents make the difficult decision to travel to the United Kingdom as refugees. After a treacherous journey, and an extended period in a Dunkirk refugee camp, the family settles in Derby, home of the Royal School for the Deaf. Edward Lovelace’s poetic, visually striking documentary follows Lawand’s dramatic progress over several years, as he learns British Sign Language, revealing a bright, charismatic and inquisitive boy who discovers friendship and a new way to express himself. But 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.
Name me Lawand opens at the IFI from Friday, July 7th. Limited tickets available to this preview screening.
IFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.
ALL OF US STRANGERS
IFI & DIFF: CONOR WALSH: SELECTED PIANO WORKS + Q&A
13.20, 20.40 (OC)
THE TASTE OF THINGS
THE ZONE OF INTEREST
WICKED LITTLE LETTERS
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council