District 191 Community Education is hosting a screening and discussion of "The Lobby” on March 9 at 7 p.m. as part of its ongoing “Contents” series of community events. The event was originally set for early February, but was rescheduled due to weather.
“The Lobby” is a film by Fathia Absie about friendship and cultural differences between a man from Minnesota and a Somali woman. Throughout the film we learn that our apparent differences don’t always tell the whole story.
Absie is a Somali-American writer and filmmaker, a former Voice of America broadcaster/reporter, and storyteller. She considers good conversation a key to knowing one another and bridging cultural differences. “The Lobby” is her second film, following the 2010 documentary "Broken Dreams.” She will be available for questions and discussion following the film.
This free event is taking place on March 9 at 7 p.m. in the upper commons at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 West Burnsville Pkwy. Contact District 191 Community Education at (952) 707-4150 for more information.