Date(s) - 22/10/2017
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Re-Imagining Home and Identity
On this night, the platform is given to the young and creative Somalis including Omar Munie, Yasin Osman, Mo Ali and Amina Adan who will delve in and discuss the festival’s themes. Omar Munie is a writer and a famous bag designer from the Netherlands. Omar’s story is highly inspirational and he will be speaking about his journey from war-torn Somali to becoming a successful entrepreneur and living his dream. Yasin Osman is the founder of #ShootForPeace, a youth mentorship program. He will be joining the conversation and will elaborate on his journey to being a freelance photographer to becoming one of Tronto’s Top Change Makers’ of 2016. Similarly, the British Somali film director Mo Ali is also invited to participate in the event. Mo Ali’s work is well received around the world and he is a member of the British Urban Film Festival who mentors numerous young London based film makers. Along with theses fantastic guests, Amina Adan or as many know her as Mina Shoots will also join the conversation. Amina is a young London based self-taught photography enthusiast. She first picked up a camera at 15 which turned into a hobby but then turned into her life’s passion and she uses her photos to document and retell stories. The evening will end with a performance by Hodan Omar Dhuule, the daughter of one of the greatest Somali musicians, Omar Dhuule, who is popular in the UK, across the diaspora, and in Germany where she now lives.
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