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Look! Film Club – Name Me Lawand

Thursday December 7, 2023
Show Date & Time:
Thursday December 7, 7:30pm
Ticket Price:


Booking fee:

€1 Per Ticket

Running Time:

91 Mins

Special Info:
Language: Kurdish & English. Cert PG

Director: Edward Lovelace

Edward Lovelace’s documentary follows several years in the life of Lawand, a young Kurdish boy living in England after he and his family fled Iraq. Deaf since birth, Lawand cannot easily communicate with others. At the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby, however, Lawand learns sign language and begins to thrive in his new environment. That hard-won progress is imperilled when Lawand’s family is threatened with deportation. However, Lawand’s friends, family and local community are determined to fight to keep him in the UK.

Name Me Lawand is a film that steps beyond the traditional documentary form to create something more poetic and impressionistic. It immerses the viewer in Lawand’s lived experience in a way that’s profound and soul-stirring.

Awards & festivals:

London Film Festival, 2022

Hot Docs Festival, 2023


“A moving, impressionistic piece that immerses us in the world of the titular Kurdish boy” – Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa 

★★★★ “Even without documentary director Edward Lovelace’s inventive approach, this would be a potent and powerful story. But what’s particularly impressive is the way… the film tries to capture Lawand’s lived experience” – Wendy Ide, The Observer


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  1. Latecomers may only be admitted until a suitable break in the performance at the discretion of management.
  2. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  3. Use of flash photography and recording equipment is not permitted. 
  4. Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the cast or programme without prior notice.
  5. Management reserves the right to cancel any performance without prior notice. In this event tickets may be exchanged or refunded to the face value only from the original point of sale.
  6. Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk and assume all responsibility for their property.
  7. Food may not be consumed in the auditorium.
  8. For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium..


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