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Virtual: Friday Night Film Discussion: "Adam", a Moroccan film. *For Adults

Date(s) - 08/26/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ashland Public Library

Virtual: Friday Night Film Discussion: "Adam", a Moroccan film. *For Adults

We love discussing Films! Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for a congenial conversation about a wide variety of genres!

About this event

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Adam”, a Moroccan film about Abla, a widow and mother of an eight-year-old girl, who runs a Moroccan pastry shop. When Samia, a young pregnant woman, knocks on her door, Abla has no idea that her life will change forever.

The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch “Adam” on Kanopy – one of the library’s video streaming service – and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register – you can use any of BPL’s online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link – which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact with any questions.


Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer, but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their home. Gradually, however, Abla’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.


Running Time: 101 mins


Year: 2019


Filmmaker: Maryam Touzani


Features: Douae Belkhaouda, Lubna Azabal, Nissrine Erradi


Language: Arabic



This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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