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“Worlds Apart at Home”

June is Refugee Awareness Month.

June was designated as World Refugee Awareness Month in 2001. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the courage of the millions of refugees around the world forced to leave their homes and trying to make a new life wherever they are. To mark the beginning of this month, watch a film about a refugee family who came from Somalia to the USA.

About the film “Worlds Apart at Home”

The Fiin family escaped from Somalia as refugees to the United States in 2007. Now they navigate tensions between parents and teenagers as they try to fit in to their adopted inner-city American culture while holding to their Somali traditions.

About Abdirahman Abdi

Abdi came to America from Somalia as a young boy and has remained active in his local and Somali community. He graduated in May 2018 from UMass Boston with a degree in media communications and sociology. He has volunteered his production skills to advance the work of the Somali Development Center and the North American Somali Students Union.

Community Supported Film

The 10 films in this series, New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV), were made by and about immigrants and refugees. The film-makers were chosen, trained and mentored by Community Supported Film. We are sharing the series as part of Voices, our platform for refugees and immigrants to tell their own stories. We will post a new film every month in 2020.

Opinions expressed and advice given in USAHello’s Voices and Hello blogs are the writers’ own. USAHello offers impartial information and online courses to help newcomers in the USA.