Movie Night at the Minnesota Literacy Council - Men in the Arena

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue
Suite 180
Saint Paul,, MN 55114

All are invited to a screening of Men in the Arena, a story of two Somali National Football Team friends "chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds." The documentary, shot and produced in Kenya, Somalia and the United States, follows two courageous Somali football (soccer) players, Sa’ad Hussein and Saadiq Mohammed, as they pursue their passion for the sport while navigating civil war, poverty, and terror in Somalia. Their heart-warming story is a reflection of a Somalia striving to challenge notions of impossibilities. Join us to learn more about the history and current reality of the Somali people. The screening will be followed by a brief reflection and discussion. 

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CEUs are available.

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