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October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There Is My Home features Hawa Ibrahim and Batula Ismail, two women trying to support their families as farmers in Maine. Born and raised in the Jubba River Valley of Somalia, both learned to farm at a young age from their parents. When civil war broke out in 1991, their villages were repeatedly raided for food. Thousands of friends, family and fellow villagers were brutally killed. Hawa and Batula fled and eventually reached safety in refugee camps in Kenya. In 2004, they were resettled in Dallas and Baltimore respectively. But they struggled to adapt to city life. In 2004 they learned of a place called Lewiston, Maine — a small northern city close to farmland. That's where this story begins.

Panel discussion to follow screening. Sponsored by the University of Southern Maine Food Studies Program.



October 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bailey Hall, USM Gorham Campus
16 University Way
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
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