Name Me Lawand — Film Premiere & Discussion

Name Me Lawand — Film Premiere & Discussion

Film premiere + discussion with director Edward Lovelace and Steve Crump OBE, founder and chair of Deaf Kidz International

Compassion lies at the heart of this compelling story of the power of language.

Director: Edward Lovelace


Lawand Hamad Amin, Rawa Hamad Amin

UK 2022. 82min

English, Kurdish and BSL with English subtitles

A BFI release

Convinced of the potential of their deaf son, a Kurdish family leave Iraq and finally arrive in Derby, where Lawand joins the Royal School for the Deaf Derby. Empowered with British Sign Language, he reveals himself as a witty and popular student, while his family navigate a new common language and fight to remain in the community that has embraced them. Director Edward Lovelace (The Possibilities Are Endless) spent years alongside Lawand and his family, to produce this striking, affecting portrait. On World Refugee Day we are proud to present this powerful documentary, highlighting the importance of community and the transformative effect of finding your voice.

Audio Description available at this screening.

The screening will be presented with subtitles for the deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

We aim to make this event fully accessible.

Presented by the BFI in partnership with Counterpoints Arts.

June 20, 2023 @ 6:10 am - 8:30 pm

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BFI Southbank
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