Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Tuesday 20 June, 2023 6:30pm

Adnan (PG) | On Our Doorstep (15)

Tickets £6 Adults, £5 concs, £4 students / Film Society members
(includes admission to both films)


On Our Doorstep is a behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary grassroots movement that rose to aid the Calais ‘Jungle’, and the community that sprang up there, before it was forcefully demolished

This is the story of what happens when young and inexperienced civilians are forced to devise systems and structures to support 10,000 refugees; and are left unguided to face the moral and emotional dilemmas, blurred lines and frequent grey areas of giving aid to vulnerable people. On Our Doorstep stands as a reminder of the continuing work ordinary civilians do to help those forced to seek safety away from home.

SHORT (Pre- On Our Doorstep):

Adnan is the story of an imaginative 10yr old Syrian refugee boy who has had to flee his home country with his mother after the rest of their family were killed and their neighbourhood destroyed. Now settled in the UK, he must use all his creativity to break through his Mother’s PTSD or risk losing her forever. This 23 minute film breaks down barriers, and reminds us that we’re all just people.

Post-film Q&A Speakers:

There will be a Q and A with former BBC Foreign correspondent and UNICEF senior communication officer, Martin Dawes, introducing film director Thomas Laurance.  The panel will also include Jack Steadman, from Freedom from Torture and 2 Syrian refugees now UK residents who were living in Calais at the time of the documentary.


Jointly sponsored by Bridport Refugees Support Campaign  and Freedom From Torture Group.

Adnan 2 Adnan 3


Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course