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Aleel (Sea Shell): Short Film then Meet at the MIA Restaurant After

Free. Come early to connect with others and find a good seat.

Abdulcadir Ahmed Said is an acclaimed Somali film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and film and sound editor. He is the director of the African Cinema Centre, and senior adviser of the board of the Pan African Federation of Film Makers (FEPACI).

The international film community first recognized him in 1987 for his award-winning film “Geedka nolosha” (Tree of Life). He revisits the theme of human relationships to nature in “Aleel La Conchiglia” (Sea Shell), in which a young artist hears in a sea shell the voice of a young girl and tells her village story.

Said will be in Minneapolis to work with a group of Somali youth from Ka Joog, who, with Minnesota Television Network, are making short films in celebration of the re-installation of the MIA’s African Art Galleries.

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  • Mona

    It was nice to meet the director and have a discussion after.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Mona. We enjoyed the film and the discussion afterwards with the director. Sorry we didn't make the meal afterwards, we drove around looking for parking and after 20 minutes decided to just head home. But it was nice to meet everyone and I'm sure we will meet again.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Marshall W

    thanks mona, it was a great event. was a little late but enjoyed the discussion afterwards. You should ddefinitely organize another one of these events.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Maia

    Hello Mona,thank you for the hosting.i am new to this group .i m so excited to be part of it.look forward to meet with you and new friends since I live in MN by myself.is that okay if arrive 30 minutes late since I will be working till 2 pm.thank you again

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Mona

      Hi Maia and Melissa, I believe the director will be there and will stay after for a discussion. So, we'll probably be in the auditorium when you get there.

      September 20, 2013

    • Melissa

      Thanks Mona, good to know!

      September 20, 2013

  • Mona

    See you all tomorrow! I'll be wearing a red top to help you find me.
    Also, I joined the Twin Cities Theater and Dance Performance Meetup group and will be going to "How to be a Korean Woman" on Sunday at 1:00 PM at the Guthrie. Check it out! http://www.meetup.com/TheatricallyInclined/ (Read about the expected traffic congestion for Sunday)

    September 20, 2013

  • irish

    Thank you Mona for hosting a wonderful movie for wonderful people. We always need few friends.

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Mona

    I'm glad so many of you are interested in the film! Look for me around 1:40 PM by the fountain, right outside the entrance of the Pillsbury Auditorium on the 2nd floor. Otherwise, we'll be inside the auditorium. After the film, we can meet by the fountain and then go to the restaurant on the 3rd floor. It's buffet style, so you can have a drink, snack or early dinner. D'Amico runs it.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Ann

    Mona, It was so nice to meet you at the Monarch festival and then again at the international potluck. I already have plans for the 21st, so I won't be able to make it. Let me know if it is going to be shown again somewhere.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Mona

    I've been volunteering at the MIA information desk since 1996. It's a great place to visit. The movie sounds interesting, and we can go to the MIA restaurant after. The film is free, and you don't need to make a reservation. I just called the MIA, and they confirmed this.

    Also call to check the time for this interesting public tour on 9/21: Dancing with the Divine: Arts of India, Tibet and South East Asia. Tours are usually 50-60 min long and no reservation needed. Call (612)[masked]

    1 · September 5, 2013

    • Valerie O.

      Thanks for hosting, Mona!

      September 5, 2013

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