Event Date and time: November 2 | 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue details: Hackney Picturehouse | 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Organisers: Film Africa0203 073 8337 | |

The Royal African Society | 20 3073 8335 |

Event website: LA ISLA DE PEREJIL – FILM AFRICA 2016

Event cost: £13

Dir. Ahmed Boulane
Morocco, Spain. 2015. 85 mins. French, Arabic, Spanish with English subtitles. N/C 15+

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.

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s  annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
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