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Thu, 14 Dec



Leaving To Remain: A Night of Hope and Unity

Join Settled for a free showing of Leaving To Remain, a film celebrating the lives and contributions of three Roma people living in the UK

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Leaving To Remain: A Night of Hope and Unity
Leaving To Remain: A Night of Hope and Unity

Time & Location

14 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 20:30

Cardiff, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff CF10 4JY, UK

About the Event

Settled invites you to our free screening event of 'Leaving To Remain'.

This inclusive event is not just about a film; it's a celebration of hope, unity, and the power of community. Leaving To Remain shares the lives and voices of three remarkable Roma people who have settled in the UK and make inspiring and diverse contributions to their local areas, having overcome significant challenges.

While admission is free, we encourage your generous donations to support Settled's vital advice work, supporting EU nationals with the ability to stay in the UK following Brexit, and access rights.

As you arrive, indulge in complimentary refreshments, setting the stage for an evening filled with compassion, connection, and the shared belief that together, we can make a difference.


Where is it happening?

ODEON Cardiff, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff CF10 4JY


About the film: Leaving To Remain

"With the UK’s hardening immigration policy in the background, director Mira Erdevički follows the lives of three Roma: Petr Torák, Denisa Gannon and Ondrej Oláh. Settled in the UK over 20 years ago, the trio still feel attached to their native Slovakia and the Czech Republic. As the country goes into lockdown, they film their lives throughout the Covid pandemic and the aftermath of Brexit to form this quietly radical and heart-warming film about identity and finding home.

"Leaving to Remain offers something completely new: a compelling and nuanced portrayal of Roma which raises bigger questions about the identity of post-Brexit Britain. A rare glimpse at the realities of our bureaucratic systems – both when they work with inclusive mainstream education; and when they don’t for the thousands of vulnerable people forced to navigate the complex post-Brexit EU settlement scheme – this documentary is an urgent and essential portrait of the nation today."


Who are Settled?

Settled is a charity set up in 2019 to help EU citizens living in the UK whose rights were affected by Brexit. We worked hard to ensure as many as possible secured their immigration status before the deadline in June 2021, so that their lives here could continue.

We now continue to provide information, advice and support to EU citizens, including people who are late applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), who have had their application refused, or are moving from pre-settled to settled status once eligible. We also help when people are struggling to prove their immigration status or to access rights and services. These can include the right to bring family members to join them in the UK, and to access welfare benefits, healthcare, etc.

Since 2022, we also now provide advice on the UK’s Ukraine visa schemes. We cover immigration rights on the three schemes, and broader rights of housing, education, etc. (We do not assist in ‘matching’ directly).

Our charitable objects, approved by the Charity Commission, are: “The relief of European Union Citizens* in need, by reason of war, conflict, youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, homelessness, being victims/survivors of domestic violence, being victims of human trafficking or other disadvantage by the provision of education, information, support, advice and representation. *For the purposes of of this clause, European citizens includes citizens and residents of all EU countries or EEA or Swiss nationals, or nationals of prospective or candidate countries to the European Union, or non-European Union citizens dependent on an European Union citizen for their current residence status”.


Whilst this event is free, we encourage a donation of £5 to Settled, or whatever you can afford, so we can continue our vital work. Thank you.

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