Filmmaker: Abdirahman Abdi
Editor: Peter Rhodes
Additional Sound: Mubarak Mwonge Nsamba
The Fiin family escaped from Somalia as refugees to the United States in 2007. Now they navigate tensions between parents and teenagers – one trying to fit in to their adopted inner-city American culture and the other trying to hold on to their Somali traditions.
Emigrated from Somalia in 2007, lives in Roxbury, MA
Abdi came to America as a young boy and has remained active in his local and Somali community. He has volunteered his time and multi-media production skills to advance the work of the Somali Development Center and the North American Somali Students Union. Abdi graduated in May 2018 from UMass Boston with a degree in media communications and sociology.
New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) is a collection of documentary films produced by Community Supported Film and made by new immigrants. Their films provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric. The filmmakers made these short films to engage communities in dialogue about immigrants and immigration in the United States. CSFilm: csfilm.org/
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