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Name Me Lawand PG rating

Edward Lovelace explores the power of communication and community with this rapturous portrait of a young deaf Kurdish boy.

Documentary 2022 90 mins

Director: Edward Lovelace



This powerful documentary highlights the importance of community and the transformative effect of finding your voice. Convinced of the potential of their deaf son, a Kurdish family leave Iraq and finally arrive in the UK, where Lawand joins the Royal School for the Deaf Derby. Empowered with British Sign Language, he reveals himself as a witty and popular student. Meanwhile, his family navigate a new common language and have to fight to remain in the community that has embraced them.

Director Edward Lovelace (who made The Possibilities Are Endless with co-director James Hall) spent four years alongside Lawand and his family, whilst learning BSL to produce this inspiring portrait.