Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall With Cannes Looming, Here's a List of African Diaspora Films That Have Won the Palme d'Or (Have You Seen Them?) With Cannes Looming, Here's a List of African Diaspora Films That Have Won the Palme d'Or (Have You Seen Them?) Meet the Cast of 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + the Characters from the American Original They Each Play (Premieres in 2 Weeks) Meet the Cast of 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + the Characters from the American Original They Each Play (Premieres in 2 Weeks) Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman Has Found Its Female Lead Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman Has Found Its Female Lead Meet the 3 Leads for the Next 'Star Wars' Movie (John Boyega Is One of Them) + Watch New Teaser Meet the 3 Leads for the Next 'Star Wars' Movie (John Boyega Is One of Them) + Watch New Teaser Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' on Serial Killer Who Murdered Black Women for 25 Years, Debuts April 27 on HBO 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' on Serial Killer Who Murdered Black Women for 25 Years, Debuts April 27 on HBO Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Trailer - Drama 'Leave To Remain' Follows Trials & Triumphs Of Young Asylum Seekers In UK

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 26, 2013 at 10:25AM

From the director Bruce Goodison (Our War, My Murder) comes a new film titled Leave to Remain, which is described as a "provocative coming of age drama" about young people cut loose from society because they live in the UK as asylum seekers.
0
Leave To Remain

From the director Bruce Goodison (Our War, My Murder) comes a new film titled Leave to Remain, which is described as a "provocative coming of age drama" about young people cut loose from society because they live in the UK as asylum seekers.

In the UK, when an asylum seeker seeks leave to stay in the UK, its called "leave to remain," hence the title of the film; further, as the film's website states, this can be anything from a day to 3 years, and comes with restrictions on being able to work and getting an education.

3 teenagers forced to leave everything behind, learn to live alone in a hostile country. That country is the UK. Fighting for survival they form a unique and unbreakable bond, but all is not what it seems in their game of chance. The film will show that despite escaping terrible danger and living with constant risk, young unaccompanied asylum seekers have the same fears, hopes and dreams as any teenager.

3+ years in the making, director Goodison is said to have spent years working with young asylum seekers, and was granted access to interviews and court appeals as well as the public officials (defenders, social workers, doctors, and more); the completed film will be based on Goodison's research, and while it will be scripted fiction, will have a documentary-like, realistic quality to it.

The filmmakers assembled a cast of non-professional actors who are from the refugee community, as well as up-and-comers, and have been running film workshops and providing training for these teenagers who would be on-screen stars.

Meet some of the young men and women (mostly of African and Middle Eastern descent) who make up the film's cast: the 3 principles will be played by Yasmin MwanzaMassieh Zarrien, and Noof Ousellam; rounding out the cast will be Tango MwanzaGloire MboteTressy Nzau.

A first trailer for the film has surfaced and is embedded below (photos of the cast follow):

Leave To Remain Trailer from Leave to Remain on Vimeo.


Yasmin Mwanza
Yasmin Mwanza
Noof Ousellam
Noof Ousellam
Tango Mwanza
Tango Mwanza
Gloire Mbote
Gloire Mbote
Massieh Zarrien
Massieh Zarrien
Tressy Nzau
Tressy Nzau

This article is related to: Coming Soon


Shadow & ActNewsletter