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LMFF: Semret + Q&A

Fri 25 Nov 2022 18:10 - 20:10

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Entry is £14.
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Lily Parrott

Semret lives with her daughter Joe in a small apartment in Zurich, working in a hospital and studying to be admitted to midwife training. The young mother does everything she can to ensure her teenage daughter has a better life than the one she left behind in Eritrea. When Joe begins to press to know more about her origins, Semret must confront her own past, and the sheltered life she has built for herself in Switzerland threatens to disintegrate.

At once highly specific and universally accessible, this story is set within the unique context of Switzerland, the only country in Europe that returns Eritreans to Eritrea. This touching tale of a mother and daughter’s competing interests in relation to their ‘home’ country offers a keen insight into the role of trauma in forced migration.

Dir: Caterina Mona; Length: 1hr 25