Screening of “I Am Nasrine” plus Q&A – April 6th 2016

"I Am Nasrine"

plus Q & A session with one of the film's stars, Shiraz Haq

Wednesday, April 6th 2016 at Leytonstone Library

I am Nasrine
::: I Am Nasrine :::
  • Directed by: Tina Gharavi
  • Year: 2012  |  Country: UK
  • Running time: 93 min.
  • Classification: (15)   |   Watch a clip here
British-Iranian drama film written and directed by Tina Gharavi. The film was nominated at the 66th British Academy Film Awards for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. The film touches on aspects of racism and treatment of refugees in the UK.

We'll also be doing a Q&A session with special guest Shiraz Haq, who is starring on the film.

Summary: Comments:
"I Am Nasrine follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle-class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for: their father orders them both to relocate to the UK.
Arriving in Britain, their fate and their future are far from certain. As Nasrine finds the courage to accept her fate, she discovers that the end of her journey is really just the beginning" – *

"I finally watched I Am Nasrine. It made me cry. It is a film that captures the beauty of human interactions – tentative and curious – and is full of ideas about how to frame and tell a story […] It is profoundly relevant and puts to shame many portrayals of Iranian people." – Mark Cousins, Film Historian & Critic

"We are all much more thoughtful and potentially better people for the insights this film gives – it is for each of us to learn from or ignore the messages, so powerful if we can experience the former." –  
Keith Best, Chief Executive, Freedom from Torture

Screening on April 6th 2016, Wednesday, followed by a special Q&A session with special guest Shiraz Haq, who is starring on the film.
Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe here.
** Special Promotion: for all audience members there is a special dinner menu on offer at  the Star of India restaurant for £10 on the night, including a drink
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