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Broken Dreams: A Documentary About Somali Youth

April 20, 4 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium

The Cedar Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement (CHANCE) will host a showing of the documentary "Broken Dreams," from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center. "Broken Dreams" is a documentary about the vanishing Somali youth of Minneapolis, the nation's largest home to Somali immigrants. Most of these young men left Somalia when they were young, came to the United States to pursue the American dream, but somehow decided to abandon that and go back to Somalia to fight alongside Al-Shabab, a terrorist group with ties to Al-Qaida. Six of them are now dead; at least 16 are missing in action. This documentary tells the story of some of the deceased boys,and is the first time that their parents have talked openly about their sons. Filmmaker Fathia M. Absie and Dahir Jibreel of the Center for Integrative Leadership will be on hand to field questions following the film.

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