Presenting the short film:
A story about friendship and cultural differences
Plot: A Minnesota man finds himself intrigued by a woman wearing a hijab who sits alone in the lobby of his building between certain hours of every night.
Screening: At the Rainier Valley Cultural Center Theater.
Address: 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118
Date: Friday August 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM. Tickets are available at the door for $15.00. Or donation is requested. Q&A with the filmmaker! All is welcome!
The Lobby premiered Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival! There was lively conversation, some deep Q&A and the film was well received. Thanks to all who attended!
Watch the trailer here:
Broken Dreams delves into questions about the disappearance of young Somali men from Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the nation’s largest Somali immigrant population. Families and community members were shocked to learn that many of these bright young men had returned to Somalia to fight for Al-Shabab, the terrorist group linked to Al-Qaida. Questions abound about assimilation, allegiance, and identity. Premered 2011, It’s Fathia Absie’s first film.