Name Me LawandPG
Lawand, a young Kurdish boy deaf since birth, leaves Iraq with his family in search of a brighter future. They find a home in Derby, where Lawand enrols in the Royal School for the Deaf, where he discovers friendship and self-expression for the first time. Told with a visually impressionistic style, this poignant documentary showcases Lawand’s journey from isolation to embracing his authentic self, celebrating the transformative power of language and community.
‘A heartening tale told with poise and empathy, but with deep political undercurrents.’
David Jenkins, Little White Lies
‘It’s a remarkable achievement, a film that, with its poetic sensitivity and creativity, has a strong kinship with Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s Notes on Blindness.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
All screenings of this film include OCAP subtitles
What else is on?
Today (Friday 29th September)
Tomorrow (Saturday 30th September)
Serpico 152h 10m
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!