TROUBLE SLEEPING

By Robert RAE

OURLAND PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2008

Ahmed's search for the truth tears apart the lives of the Edinburgh's refugees who have taken him in. Revelations of torture might secure him asylum but destroy the life of the women he loves.
"Raw-edged,and crafted by passionate collective effort, it's inspiring provocative stuff" Hannah McGill.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Robert RAE
    • Writer(s)
    • Ghazi HUSSEIN, Jim MCSHARRY, Robert RAE, Saleyha ASHAN, Roxanna POPE, Lucy KAYA
    • Producer(s)
    • Helen TREW (OurLands), Eddie DICK (Makar Productions), Ewan ANGUS (BBC), Leslie FINLAY (Scottish Screen)
    • Synopsis
    • A powerful drama based on real life experiences - a group of Middle Eastern refugees do what they must to survive. Despite the watchful eye of the security services (Gary Lewis) they have have found a way to live - but Ahmed's arrival changes all that.
      Ahmed believes in truth - a belief forged under torture - he seeks Asylum but the Courts don't believe him. HIs quest for proof brings him to Halla (BAFTA nominated Alia Alzougbi) . She shares his past and a secret that will destroy the people they love.
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