A fictional remote Scottish island provides a windswept and otherworldly setting for this poignant and wryly amusing observation of the refugee experience. Newly arrived on the island, Omar is a promising young Syrian musician who, along with an oddball collection of fellow asylum seekers, is forced to attend hilariously misjudged ‘cultural awareness’ classes, while awaiting a decision that will determine his future. A bittersweet story reflecting the complexity of the movement of people across borders, the film was inspired by the stories of people director Ben Sharrock met while working in Algeria and Syria.
The film will be followed by a 30-minute recorded Q&A with the director and cast members.
Dir: Ben Sharrock Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah
Tue 14 Sep - 2:00pm
Thu 16 Sep - 7:30pm
Sun 19 Sep - 2:00pm
Thu 23 Sep - 11:15am
Tue 14 - Thu 23 Sep
A poignant and wryly amusing observation of the refugee experience