Event Date and time: October 29 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue details: Ritzy Cinema | Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane London, SW2 1JG

Organisers: Film Africa0203 073 8337 |

The Royal African Society | 20 3073 8335 |

Event website: FILM AFRICA 2016 – A STRAY | UK PREMIERE

Event cost: £13

Dir. Musa Syeed
USA. 2016. 82 mins. English and Somali with English subtitles. N/C 15+

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.



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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