Rain in a Dry Land

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

RAIN IN A DRY LAND chronicles two years in the lives of two extended Somali Bantu families as they leave behind a two-hundred year legacy of oppression in Africa to face new challenges in a strange new land. The film begins in January, 2004, at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where our featured families are stunned by what they learn about America in their “Cultural Orientation” class: refrigerators, stoves, bathtubs, elevators, stairs, buildings taller than one storey, schools, and all the things we take for granted in modern life. As their awe and excitement grow, the audience fears for them. How will these illiterate Muslim farmers who speak no English manage to survive in America?

Sponsors: www.beacon-arts.org www.jmcc.com

Release Year: 2006

Running Time: 82 minutes

Director: Ann Makepeace

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