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HOME|Aamir and An Evening with an Immigrant

Posted: 10/03/17
By: Natalie
Tags: London, Inua Ellams

HOME|Aamir, a film by The National Theatre in collaboration with Surround Vision and Room One, willl be shown alongside the upcoming peformances of Inua Ellams' An Evening with an Immigrant at Stratford Circus Arts Centre next week.

A 360˚ verbatim storytelling film about Aamir, a 22-year-old Sudanese refugee. This film tells the story of a brave and tenacious young man whose recent life has been a continual fight for survival in the constant face of aggression and rejection. Aamir’s encounters challenge many opinions people hold about refugees forced to escape their original homeland and deepens the viewer’s understanding by placing them in the shoes of this lost soul.

The film had its UK premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, its European premiere at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest documentary festival in the world, and its US premiere at Future of Storytelling in New York.

The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Virtual Reality at the Encounters Film Festival and Best Director and Jury Prize Winner for Best Journalistic Achievement at the Social Impact Media Awards.

HOME|Aamir will be shown alongside the upcoming performances of An Evening with an Immigrant at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, 16-18 March, from 3pm-7pm.