Narrative - Short

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Lalibela

Narrative short
8 minutes / 2017
Director: Hlumela Matika
Country: South Africa / USA
A hybrid documentary/fiction short exploring personal journey as it relates to the American refugee community. Transitioning from their home country into a new one, refugees often undertake the challenges of learning a new language. The film follows the lives of Soria played by Habiba Buro (Ethiopian) and Yusuf Mohamed (Somalian) staged in the backdrop of an english class room, the story follows migrants living in Upstate New York, as they embark on a journey of culture assimilation.