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The Somali Experience as Art

man and dog on benchHere's an artistically-rendered glimpse inside the Minneapolis Somali community. The Stray is set in the world of Cedar-Riverside, where the protangonist, Adan, is looking to turn his life around. He finds friendship and a job as a janitor at the mosque. Landing an even better job driving a taxi, Adan unexpectedly discovers a new friend in a stray dog. But the mosque sees the dog as impure, and Adan finds himself on the streets again.

The Minneapolis StarTribune descibed the The Stray as "a small, spare 82-minute story, but a touching one." The film stars Minneapolis resident and Somali American Barkhad Abdirahman, who was discovered by casting agents working on the Hollywood film Captain Phillips.

It plays at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, from Monday, Oct. 17 - Thursday, Oct. 20. Find showtimes, buy tickets and get and more information about the film here.

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Health Education Materials in Translation, at Your Fingertips
Choose from more than 5100 translated health education materials in the languages most commonly spoken in Minnesota. Quickly and easily download them to your computer if your organization is a member of the Exchange. Start here…