Leave to Remain (15) + Q&A
Tuesday 16th June 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Screening followed by Q & A session with guests including Maurice Wren CEO of the Refugee Council, Kate Smart CEO of Asylum Welcome, Yamikani, who uses her personal and horrific story to educate the wider public about the plight of refugees, Bruce Goodison, Producer of “Leave To Remain” and Rt. Revd Andrew J. Proud Bishop of Reading, RRSG Patron (TBC)
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? 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.
UK 2013, Directed by Bruce Goodison with Jake Davies, Alex Harvey, Toby Jones, 89mins