Trouble Sleeping Trailer


In this, Theatre Workshop’s first full-length film, the company examine the everyday experience of asylum seekers in Scotland.

Based primarily in Edinburgh, it follows the fortunes of a number of different individuals from the former weightlifting champion Ahmed to gay Mehti and the poetic Seham, from confident flirt, Kamal, to the caring couple, Khalid and Halla.

Awards for Trouble Sleeping:

Winner of Best New Work-Fiction at BAFTA New Talent Awards 2008.

Winner of Best Feature Narrative at the Peace on Earth Film Festival 2008

Winner Best Film Rockport International Film Festival 2008

Winner Best Film and Best Actress (Alia Alzougbi) SOAPIFF 2008