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MATAR (2023) film screening and Q&A with Director Hassan Akkad

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Directed by Bafta-winning director, Hassan Akkad, MATAR is a WaterBear Original following the story of an asylum seeker in England who, when confronted with the hostile immigration system in the UK, is forced to live on the fringes of society and rely on his bike to survive.

A powerful and poignant story of resilience and perseverance, based on the lived experience of co-writer Ayman Alhussein. MATAR stars actor Ahmed Malek (The Swimmers) in the titular role, with BAFTA -nominated actor Youssef Kerkour (Home) and Elmi Rashid Elmi (The Swimmers). The docu-fiction is produced by Deadbeat Studios in association with Choose Love.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Hassan Akkad moderated by Awa Farah (University of Cambridge)

This talk is part of the CRASSH series.

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