Event Date and time: November 1 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 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: FILM AFRICA 2016 – MY NAME IS ADIL 

Event cost: £13

Dir.  Adil Azzab, Andrea Pellizzer, Magda Rezene
Italy, Morocco. 2016. 75 mins. Arabic with English subtitles. N/C 15+

Adil Azzab is a Moroccan filmmaker and a film educator living in Milan, Italy. Two decades ago, however, he was a young unwilling shepherd dreaming of cinema in his rural hometown pastures. In his debut feature – made with the help of non-professional actors and grassroots support – Adil recounts how coping with the life-changing and harsh experience of emigration at age 13 catapulted the poor countryside boy into adulthood. The result is a compellingly candid first person tale on the challenges of migration and cultural identity.

Followed by a Q&A with director and star Adil Azzab.


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.
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