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MY J O U R N E Y HOME: Faith's Story

Film screening and discussion

My Journey Home: Faith's Story
Dir: Lourdes Portillo (PBS)
Screenplay: Faith Adiele
Duratiom: 35 min

Faith Adiele’s 35-minute section, written and narrated by her, recreates her parents’ interracial love affair, set against the backdrop of the American Civil Rights and African Independence movements; recounts her own experiences growing up Nigerian / Nordic / American; and records a trip to Nigeria to visit the father and siblings she’s met only once before.  

A great discussion starter for issues of blended families, single parenthood, race, identity, multiculturalism, Civil Rights, the Sixties, post-colonial Africa, travel and home

Faith Adiele will be present for discussion and conversations.


To see Faith’s video diaries, memoir excerpts, and educational resources for teaching the film, visit My Journey Home at PBS (

Later Event: 28 August
Para-Educational Research