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NO DIRECTION HOME X LIMBO co-hosted with MUBI

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

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20:00-21:15 BST

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Online (Zoom)

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Free

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NO DIRECTION HOME X LIMBO co-hosted with MUBI

Film still from "Limbo" (directed by Ben Sharrock United Kingdom, 2020).

Live stand-up comedy online, marking the release of critically acclaimed film LIMBO, co-hosted by MUBI and Counterpoints Arts.

Before the critically acclaimed film LIMBO hits cinemas on 30 July, enjoy a night of stand-up comedy with No Direction Home comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Along with your host Mo Omar, the night will be introduced by Vikash Bhai, star of LIMBO, Ben Sharrock’s new film following a group of asylum seekers on a fictional remote Scottish island.

Plus performances from No Direction Home stand-ups Abdul Tahhan, Selam Amare, Loraine Mponela and more!

LIMBO is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural comedy-drama that sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Exploring themes spanning guilt, regret and grief that come with leaving one life behind to embark on another, this deadpan comedy-drama from a bold new voice in British film shines a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that is mostly only experienced through headlines.

LIMBO comes to cinemas on July 30 and exclusively to curated streaming platform MUBI later in the year.

Free, booking required.

Trailer for 'Limbo', in cinemas July 30

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No Direction Home, created in 2018 by Counterpoints Arts as part of its PopChange (Pop Culture & Social Change) Initiative, together with Camden People’s Theatre and award-winning comedian Tom Parry. We run free workshops and have staged gigs across the country, and since March this year have been working entirely online. Guest headliners including Romesh Ranganathan, Nish Kumar, Sindhu Vee, Joel Dommett and Suzi Ruffell have all spent time with the group, sharing tips and advice.

MUBI is a global streaming service where you can discover, watch, and share great movies. Our curators hand-pick the most beautiful, interesting, and incredible films from around the world for you to watch on multiple devices at home and on the go. And we introduce a brand new film every single day. 

Performers

Mo Omar

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Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising stand-up comedian with a unique perspective on culture, faith and love. Recently making his TV debut on Harry Hills Clubnite on Channel 4, Mo was a finalist in the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award and won the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year competition in 2017.

Abdulwahab Tahhan

Ally

Abdul is a comedian and a freelance journalist and host of the award-winning "Integrate That!" podcast about refugees by refugees. He is a member of the No Direction Home comedy collective.

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