Best Feature Narrative, 2008
Trouble Sleeping (Scotland, 107 min)
Directed by Robert Rae
Trouble Sleeping tells the story of a Palestinian refugee, Ahmed, and his struggle to survive and remain a good man. He is about to be deported from the UK and be forced into a return to the Middle East which is fraught with danger. Halla knows a secret which can save him but he cost of revealing that secret will be terrible for her. Trouble Sleeping is based on the true stories of refugees in Scotland.