San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
dir. Tim Travers Hawkins, UK, 9mins, 2009
On an answering machine in a government basement, those detained indefinitely in UK deportation centres leave messages, taken from real telephone calls by asylum seekers. As they speak, their experiences materialize in nightmarish images. This short animation made by four UK animators won the Grand Prix du Jury at the Festival Cinema et Droits Humains in Paris.
Leave to Remain
dir. Bruce Goodison, UK, 89mins, 2013
Following the real stories of teenagers seeking asylum in the UK, Leave to Remain is a coming-of-age drama that depicts a world hidden from view. The filmmakers worked with the youth to write the script, training them as cast and crew over two years. This film is remarkable for its participative approach and its powerful performances from an ensemble cast of emerging talent and young refugees.
Followed by Q&A with director Bruce Goodison, producer Kate Cook and actor Noof Ousellam
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