Event Date and time: October 29 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Event website: FILM AFRICA 2016 – A STRAY | UK PREMIERE
Event cost: £13
With the contentious presidential race looming, never has an honest, humanised look at the immigrant experience in the US been more crucial. In Minneapolis’ large Somali refugee community, Adan has nowhere to go. Kicked out by his mom and bullied by his supposed friends, he wanders the streets, before trying the mosque as a last resort. Soon he has a new job, friends and newfound faith. But when Adan hits a stray dog on the job, he ends up back on the streets, dog in tow. In an increasingly hostile and unpredictable world, this little companion may just be his closest friend. A beautifully acted and shot film depicting the universal plight of those trying to find their feet in a new country.
Followed by a discussion on what it means to be ‘at home’ in an ever changing world.