With Films Trailers.. .permission from film festival
Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab American filmmakers. Established in 2003, the Arab Film Fest has featured local debuts of independent narrative and documentary features and short films from more than fifteen countries. Over its thirteen editions, our festival has created a necessary space in the Twin Cities for Arab and Muslim filmmakers to tell their stories in beautiful and innovative ways.
By Ahmed Ismail YusufDirected by Faye PriceFebruary 10–March 4, 2018
From Somalia to the U.S.A. 1984. A young shepherd boy stands in front of his mother to tell her of the decision he has made in the night. He has had enough of the nomadic life, of herding goats and sheep, and is leaving to seek out a better life. With that, he sets off on an adventure that takes him on the road less traveled from Somalia to Minnesota. It’s the epic tale of Ahmed Ismail Yusuf who, inspired by Maya Angelou, discovers the power of the written word.