Please join the Transitional Justice Institute on the 27 April at 6.30pm for a screening of the award winning film Aisha (2022) followed by Q&A with the film’s director Frank Berry.
The film takes a probing look at Ireland’s direct provision system, drawing on the real-world experiences of asylum seekers.
Angry and compassionate in equal measure, Aisha features two exceptional lead performances from Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country).
Aisha Osagie is a young woman who fled Nigeria after members of her family were killed. Ending up in Ireland, she is placed in the direct provision system while seeking asylum.
She tries her best to eke out a living, but is frustrated by the unstable nature of her accommodation situation.
In one centre, she befriends local security guard Conor. But as the two grow closer, Aisha struggles with the increasing precariousness of her life in Ireland.
"Aisha is a portrait of unassailable dignity in the face of cruel happenstance" - Irish Times
"An absorbing drama given sympathy and life by two very high-calibre performers" - The Guardian
Venue 27 April, Room BA 05 005, Belfast Campus, Ulster University
Belfast Campus Location
The Belfast campus is situated in the artistic and cultural centre of the city, the Cathedral Quarter.
2-24 York Street,
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Thursday 27 April
6.30pm to 9.30pm
BA 05 005