Misconception tells the story of immigrants who, believing the myth that the streets of Europe are paved with gold, leave their homes in search of greener pastures in Scotland.
It was directed by Olumide Fadeyibi and stars Carlene Phillips, Prisca Baikpon and Mena Clifford.
The film is based on Fadeyibi’s own experiences of moving from his home country of Nigeria to the UK.
He said: “I ended up in the UK in 2006 at the age of 29 after spending most of my young days searching for a visa to the developed world. However, as soon as I landed at Heathrow airport I realised life here isn’t exactly the picture we immigrants have in our heads before leaving home and the visa status, which the Home Office have to put in place to help them maintain safety and security in their homeland, in turn creates stress and class differentiation for immigrants, especially the ones that don’t have a clear picture of what it is they are going to do when they get abroad.
“All of this led to the idea behind Misconception, which aims to entertain Africans, immigrants and Scots and also inspire and enlighten the next generation back home to try and invest more of their energy and resources back in their home country rather than having a single dream of living abroad.
“It also aims to show them that if they have to live abroad, they should spend adequate time researching the options available to them in foreign lands so they don’t rush over here and get frustrated. There are known cases of people who came here thinking they would have better lives but instead ended up going into prostitution to survive after realising the meaning of the clauses on their visas did not allow them to work.”
Celtic football stars Efe Ambrose and Victor Wanyanma are amongst the guests who will be attending the red carpet premiere of Misconception at Glasgow’s O2ABC at 6.30pm on Sunday, March 3.
Fadeyibi added: “I am excited and looking forward to the premiere.
“I am glad about the way the film has turned out as it in no way passes any derogatory message about Scotland or the UK as a whole but focuses on what to expect when you embark on a journey into the unknown.”
For more information about the film visit Misconception’s website or Facebook page.