A pub landlord struggles to keep his pub open in a former mining village in north-east England, where life is hard and for many rather bleak. The arrival of a group of Syrian refugees to be placed in empty housing raises anger and hostility from many locals, but the pub landlord wants to understand these people and is more sympathetic. Gradually a solution is found within the community. A compassionate and heart-warming film by Ken Loach that tackles a sensitive contemporary issue to reveal the root of the problem so that the two sides can recognise that they have more in common than what divides them. Running time 113 minutes.