Refugee Week: Limbo (PG) + Conversation with RSD
Tue 20 Jun 2023
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Dir. Ben Sharrock
104 min | 2020 | UK
Language: English and Arabic
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Kenneth Collard, Amir El-Masry
Tuesday 20th June | 5.30pm
This film will play with Descriptive Subtitles.
Presented in partnership with Refugee Support Devon to mark World Refugee Day.
Limbo is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. It centres on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather’s oud, the king of Arabic music instruments, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.
This beautiful gem of a film offers a humanist approach to the asylum process which is as gentle and intimate as the characters centred within. LIMBO also shares insight into the challenges faced by many Assylum Seekers who are settling into rural communites and mirrors the experiences of those who are recieving support from Refugee support Devon.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between members of the RDS team and the audience. It will be a chance to get to know more about the services offered by RSD and Refugee Week.
PLAIN ENGLISH COPY:
LIMBO is about Omar, a young man from Syria. Omar is stuck on a Scottish island while he waits for the results of his asylum claims. He misses his home but he has his grandfather’s oud, an Arabic instrument, which brings him comfort and reminds him of home. LIMBO is funny and gentle.
Refugee Support Devon is a local charity, independent of statutory agencies, who deliver support to refugees and their families to ensure that they are given the protection they need and are able to settle successfully in the local community. RSD helps individuals and families reach their full potential, rebuild their lives in safety and dignity ensures they are treated with respect and understanding, as equal members of society.
About Refugee Week
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement. 19-25 June 2023.