Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Film Series: Yurik (2010)

We are happy to announce that Yurik (2010), directed by Tim Langford and Andy Lee will be the next screening in the GRAMNet Film Series to take place Wednesday 17th December to coincide with International Migrants Day (18th Dec).




Yurik is an intimate portrait of an Armenian doctor and his young family who fled their homeland after he witnessed the assassination of the president in 1999. He and his family became separated as they desperately sought an escape route. He arrived in England, destitute and seeking asylum. His wife, Zara, and two young boys ended up in Barcelona, Spain. Yurik’s story was profi led in a feature article about the plight of asylum seekers, written by Mark Haddon, published in The Observer Magazine in 2008. The current film tells their story from his point of view through interviews, home movie footage filmed by his wife in Spain and the filming of an eventual reunion, after six years, with his wife in London. His life (and hers) is further complicated by his long-term illness, a deteriorating condition of the liver, Hepatitis C. He has been on a waiting list for a liver transplant for almost two years. The film ends at the point at which she departs for Spain. But the climax to the story leaves many unanswered questions…

Filmmaker Andy Lee will be joining us to answer questions after the film.  Although Yurik was going to join us at the screening, unfortunately due to sickness he will not be able to join us.

You can find more about Yurik’s life here

Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions apply) To guarantee a seat, tickets can be booked by visiting the CCA website or by calling +44 (0)141 352 4900.

Tickets must be collected from the CCA Box Office by 5.45pm, otherwise they will be released back into the system.


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This entry was posted on December 16, 2014 by in Film Series.
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