Tori and Lokita - Film introduction

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The annual Chester International Film Festival presented by Chester Film Society, hosted by Storyhouse and Sponsored by Edge Hill University.

Tori and Lokita (1h 28m) - introduced by Dr Niroshan Ramachandran on Thursday 9th March 2023.

Winner of the 75th anniversary prize at Cannes. A young boy and an adolescent girl, who have travelled to Belgium from Africa, pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile. Lokita and Tori are bound together by ties as strong as blood, and the prospect of separation is unthinkable to them, but will they be allowed to stay together in their new country?

Niroshan is a lecturer in criminology at Edge Hill University. His research is primarily focused on social protection for asylum seekers and refugees in host countries, including his doctoral thesis, ‘The Self and The System: Social Protection Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in Glasgow’,
Period9 Mar 2023
Held atChester Film Society, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Research Institutes

  • Institute for Social Responsibility