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Name Me Lawand

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We have been asked to let our clients know about this film that will be previewing at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield on 21st June 2023.

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 deaf community, Edward Lovelace’s (The Possibilities Are Endless) documentary is an inspirational and touching coming-of-age story.

Name me Lawand will be previewing at cinemas across the country as part of Refugee Week from 19 - 25 June, before going on general release on July 7. You can find a list of cinemas showing the film here (new locations are added regularly). All screenings of the film will be presented with subtitles for the deaf and people experiencing hearing loss. 

There will be a preview screening in Sheffield at the Showroom Cinema on June 21.

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