Free film screening in support of Refugee Week 2024

Come along and join us for a free film screening of the 2020 British comedy-drama film, Limbo, in support of Refugee Week 2024.

The screening will take place at Eden Court Theatre on Monday 17 June 2024 at 7pm. Tickets are free and are on a first come, first serve basis so audiences are encouraged to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

There will also be an opportunity to hear from a panel of expert speakers who will share their views on ‘Rural Scotland, Social Work and Migration.’ The panel will take place on Thursday 20 June 2023 at 7pm. Speakers will include Colin Turbett, author and leading expert in social work practice and rural setting; Roza Salih, human rights activist and co-founder of the Glasgow Girls; Jen Ang, international human rights lawyer; and Jacqueline Hutchinson, strategic lead for children’s services for The Highland Council.

Limbo, directed by Ben Sharrock, centres on four asylum seekers who are staying on a remote island in Scotland, and taking cultural awareness classes, while awaiting the processing of their refugee claims.

The film is being screened in support of Refugee Week which is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

Pupils from Dingwall Academy, Culloden Academy, and Inverness Royal Academy are invited to their own screening of the film at the beginning of the week. It is hoped the young people will gain a greater understanding of the personal struggle that refugee and asylum-seeking people experience when integrating themselves into a rural community.

The Highland Council has organised this event with Third Sector Partners including Aberlour Children’s Charity, Barnando’s, Gateway, Right There, and Guardianship Scotland. Eden Court Theatre and Cinema has also kindly supported this event as host.

13 Jun 2024