Movie poster of the 'Name Me Lawand' movie

'Name Me Lawand' - inspiring movie

Five-year-old Lawand is on a quest to find a world where there are people like him – people who will understand him. Since birth, Lawand has been profoundly Deaf and unable to communicate with those around him. He undertakes a treacherous journey with his family from Iraq to Derby, home of the Royal School for the Deaf. But this new life soon comes under threat when the family face deportation.

Along with members of the Derby community, they begin a new quest – a fight to stay in the place they now call home. Employing a striking visual style that frames Lawand’s development from being voiceless to a voice representing others in the D/deaf community, Edward Lovelace’s (The Possibilities Are Endless) documentary is an inspirational and touching coming-of-age story.

You can watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/-GqcLq3_i8E 

Hermon Berhane and Heroda

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John Lewis/Deaf Identity

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Winter In Wales

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Disability Representation on Channel 4

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