2022 | Dir Edward Lovelace | 82 mins | UK

With: Lawand Hamad Amin and Rawa Hamad Amin

Five-year-old Lawand is on a quest to find a world where there are people like him – people who will understand him. Since birth, Lawand has been profoundly Deaf and unable to communicate with those around him. He undertakes a treacherous journey with his family from Iraq to Derby, home of the Royal School for the Deaf. But this new life soon comes under threat when the family face deportation. Along with members of the Derby community, they begin a new quest – a fight to stay in the place they now call home. Employing a striking visual style that frames Lawand’s development, from being voiceless to a voice representing others in the D/deaf community, Edward Lovelace’s (The Possibilities Are Endless) documentary is an inspirational and touching coming-of-age story.

Edward Lovelace uses impressionistic techniques to capture the world of Lawand as he learns to communicate in this moving, inspirational tale (Wendy Ide in The Guardian)
This is Croydon – London Borough of Culture screening

Buy tickets for Thursday 24 August 2023 at 2.30pm – Box Office open at 1.45pm for walk-in sales
Buy tickets for Thursday 24 August 2023 at 7.45pm
There will be a BSL Meeter and Greeter present at the evening screening.
For the evening screening the Arts Bar and Box Office (next to the cinema entrance will be open from 6.45pm)
Online sales have ceased but tickets are still available for purchase at the Box Office in the Arts Bar near cinema entrance.
Both screenings are presented in Kurdish, English and BSL with English descriptive subtitles throughout.
Producer’s message and trailer below