Leave to Remain Film Screening


The Zephaniah Trust is proud to be hosting a screening of Leave to Remain, starring Toby Jones, linking to our work with Refugee Voices and Sanctuary in Schools

Friday 3 October 2014
7.00pm
In the theatre space at St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College
Ignis Site (previously St Joseph's on Cunliffe Road BD8 7AP)
Free entry although donations will be requested to help cover costs

 

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with lead actor Masieh Zarrien, who came to the UK as a refugee as a child.

To watch the trailer and find out more about the film, visit: http://leave2remainthefilm.com/

There is no charge to attend the screening, but we hope to cover screening costs through donations on the night. The film has a 15 certificate. Open to secondary school groups and the general public.

About the Film:
Omar, a charismatic Afghan teenager, is at the precarious juncture of having his refugee status decided, when the arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything. Forced into a position where the outcome may be the difference between life and death, his only options are to tell the unbelievable truth or to tell a good story? For Omar, and thousands like him, who arrive alone and scared to our shores each year, the asylum system is a cruel game of chance.

Based on real-life stories, Leave to Remain is a coming of age drama that depicts a world hidden from view. Featuring a soundtrack from the hottest band of the year, Mercury Music Prize and Novello Award-winners Alt-J, this provocative debut feature from BAFTA winner Bruce Goodison, is brought to life by powerful performances from an ensemble cast of emerging talent, young refugees and acclaimed actor, Toby Jones.

 


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