river valley

river valley

There is My Home

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Born and raised in the Jubba River Valley of Somalia, Hawa Ibrahim and Batula Ismail 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. World Premiere: Lewiston Auburn Film Festival Where: Lewiston Public Library (5) 200 Lisbon St Lewiston, Maine Saturday, April 02, 2011, 2:45 PM Q&A to follow To purchase tickets: lafilmfestival.org/​tix.asp