I’m digging the contemplative look and feel of this; the subject matter also certainly intrigues.
It’s a documentary film titled Home Country, which was co-directed by Alyce Ornella and Mohammed Dini, and produced by Andrew Jawitz.
Here’s its story:
Maine and Somalia lie at opposite ends of the world yet are connected by tenuous threads of memory that span the distance between. HOME COUNTRY tells the story of the Somali diaspora in a small New England city a decade after resettlement in the United States. As one young man and his community find their voice in the American political arena, they feel the pull of their home country as it strives towards a more peaceful future.
I can commiserate with that sense of displacement, and trying to navigate new terrain.
The film is currently in production, and the filmmakers expect it to be completed sometime in 2013.
It’s officially on my watch list.
Here’s a preview of what to expect: