FILMS FROM THE UK, IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND
February 15-22, 2024
Docs in the Afternoon: Real Life / Reel Stories
Name Me Lawand
The heartfelt story of a young Kurdish boy, deaf since birth. At five years old his future in Iraq looks destined to be limited and lonely. In desperate search of a better life where he can communicate, his family embarks on a treacherous journey to Derby, England where he enters the Royal School for the Deaf. 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.
UK 2023 (91 minutes)
Wednesday February 21, 2024 - 3:00 pm