8 Oct 2022

Lawand Amin: deaf boy’s journey from Iraq to the UK told in new documentary

Special Correspondent and Presenter

For Lawand Amin, a deaf Iraqi boy, who fled to this country with his parents, Britain isn’t just a country of refuge – it’s the place where he has learned to communicate for the first time.

A new documentary – filmed over four years – follows him at a specialist school for deaf children in Derby, as he learns British Sign Language and emerges from isolation. Ahead of the film’s world premiere tonight, Fatima Manji has been to see Lawand in Derby.