Afrika Eye 2018

A Season in France 15 (S)

A Season in France
0117 927 5100

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Date Times
Sun 11 Nov 14:40 QA
Ticket prices: £8.00 full / £5.00 concessions
Special ticket offer: buy tickets to 4 or more different screenings and get 15% off

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s soul-searching new film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe.

Abbas, a college professor and father of two, seeks political asylum in France after fleeing the civil war that has raged in the Central African Republic since 2013. Widowed when his wife died in attempting to escape the country with him, he finds solace in Carole, who consoles him in his anguish over the callousness of the French immigration system and offers a home for him and his children. Two years of waiting finally elicit a response from the authorities. Everything he holds dear, including his hopes for his and his children’s future, lies in their decision. Haroun masterfully contrasts the intimacy of human relationships with the cold bureaucracy of a vast, impersonal immigration system.

Followed by a panel discussion.