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(Mid)West of Somalia: A film about Minnesotans

(Mid)West of Somalia: A film about Minnesotans

A film by Martin Lang & Noah O’Ryan

Since the 1990s, Minnesota has become home to more than 30,000 immigrants from Somalia and other east African nations. They have settled in cities and towns around the state, becoming a prominent part of communities throughout southern Minnesota. In the documentary film, several Somali-American millennials provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their everyday lives. From career aspirations to the joys of the hijab, from bigotry in the shopping aisle to surprising encounters with bacon, these savvy and smart women and men offer insights you will not discover on the six o’clock news. Sponsored by Nicollet County Historical Society, Gustavus Adolphus College, Recreation & Leisure Services, Senior Center, and Community & Family Education.

6:30-7 p.m. enjoy light refreshments with the panelists and filmmaker.

After the film, please join a panel of local Somali-Americans, including participants in the film, who will discuss their experiences and respond to audience questions.   

Runtime approx. 35 minutes followed by a 45 minute panel discussion. Appropriate for all audiences.

Mar.1, 7 p.m. Saint Peter High School Theater. FREE. Doors open at 6:40 p.m.