Directed by Fathia Absie

Somalia, USA, 2011 , 56 min.

Broken Dreams delves into questions about the disappearance of young Somali men from Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the nation’s largest Somali immigrant population. Families and community members were shocked to learn that many of these bright young men had returned to Somalia to fight for Al-Shabab, the terrorist group linked to Al-Qaida. Questions abound about assimilation, allegiance, and identity.

We are honored that film director Fathia Absie will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions following the screening. Members of Portland’s Somali community will also participate in the discussion.

Sponsored by PCC Office of Affirmative Action and Equity and Somali American Council of Oregon.