Arts & Culture

Guardian Documentaries: Somalinimo – Young, British and Somali at Cambridge

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | 28 September 2020
Online | £5

When Awa Farah began studying at Cambridge University, she felt overwhelmingly out of place.

As a British-Somali woman, her identity is inherently political, and navigating one of Britain’s most traditional institutions forced her to confront what race and identity means to her.

Working with director Alice Aedy, Farah has written and produced Somalinimo, a film that interrogates what it means to have an identity rooted in the essence of being Somali.

Through intimate interviews with Farah and three other young women, the film explores race, identity and belonging – as well as the conflicts they have with their families, the solidarity they have built at Cambridge, and the legacy they are creating for the next generation of British-Somalis.

We are inviting you to watch the film in your own time, and then join this livestreamed discussion chaired by Guardian multimedia journalist Iman Amrani, and including Farah, to explore the filmmaking process and address the wider questions around the themes raised in the film. During this event you will also have the opportunity to ask your own questions to the panel in real time. Further speakers to be announced.

Purchase your tickets here

Watch the film here (duration 18 minutes).

Running time: 60 minutes

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online.

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