Event Date and time: November 2 | 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Event website: LA ISLA DE PEREJIL – FILM AFRICA 2016
Event cost: £13
Ageing soldier Ibrahim is sent to guard a deserted island off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. His orders are to monitor the movements of smugglers and illegal immigrants, but – a pawn in a larger game – he is being used by his superiors for murkier aims. When a Black African man attempting to reach Spain in a boat is washed up on the beach, the unlikely pair’s presence on the stony little island inadvertently triggers an incident that crescendos into a regional military crisis. This fable-like comedy, based on the real life 2002 stand-off between Morocco and Spain, is a wry study of the absurdity of diplomatic power-struggles, though at its heart is a timely story about friendship and acceptance.