1hr 44mins

Join us for an essential screening and discussion shining a light on the need for understanding and compassion for some of society's most vulnerable, in collaboration with North East-based charity Action Foundation.

As part of this event, we are delighted to be screening Limbo, a refreshingly wry and timely comedy-drama from British director Ben Sharrock which follows a group of asylum seekers who are housed on a small Scottish island to await a decision on their future.

Representatives from Action Foundation, which supports refugees and asylum seekers experiencing isolation in Tyne and Wear, will be present following the film screening to offer their insights into the hardships faced by those seeking sanctuary.

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Best of 2021
Ben Sharrock
Infrequent strong language, racism, references to sex and sexual violence

Nominated for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut at the BAFTA Film Awards, as well as sweeping up rave critical reviews upon its release, Limbo invites and sparks discussion and will prove to be a timely centrepiece for our Refugee Week event.

This funny and poignant cross-cultural satire follows a group of asylum seekers who are sent to a remote Scottish island to await a decision on their fate – will their asylum claim be successful, or will they remain in painful limbo forever?

Stirring, offbeat and elegantly deadpan, Limbo’s unflinching portrayal of the UK’s asylum system is interspersed with deep empathy for those struggling to navigate it.

If you would like to support the fantastic work that Action Foundation do, there will be opportunities to donate to their award-winning organisation on the day of the event. You can also purchase a Solidarity Ticket, a portion of which will go directly to them.

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Wed 19 Jun