Leave to Remain on at Goldsmith’s College on Thursday (28th)

Location and time: Thursday 28 November, 7pm, RHB 309 Goldsmiths College (Richard Hogart Building, entrance on Lewisham Way close to junction with Dixon Road)

Here’s a link to the film’s website: http://leave2remainthefilm.com/

Leave to Remain began life at a film academy that gave unaccompanied minors who were seeking asylum in the UK the chance to train in filmmaking. Frustrated by the attempts to apply tired debates on immigration to the young people he met, director Bruce Goodison conceived of a 3 year project to train cast and crew for a film that would tell the unique stories of teenage asylum seekers. Utilising his experience in documentary filmmaking to narrative story telling, the film tells the stories of Omar, Abdul and Zizidi, all played with great emotional intelligence by three bright new talents. Supported by more established actors, including Toby Jones, in the adult roles and featuring a soundtrack by Mercury award wining Alt-J, Goodison’s film is a dramatically absorbing and poignant contribution to contemporary discussions on immigration in the UK.

The film screening will be followed by a Q and A with the director, Bruce Goodison and actors from the film.

It is kindly requested for there to be no personal questions directed to actors on their experiences of the asylum process.