A Somali man and a white woman navigate love in “First Person Plural” :)

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Minnesota Monthly
Saturday March 30, 2019
By Erik Tormoen

The Twin Cities-based film of star-crossed lovers and family drama sees a special preview at the Cedar

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Still from “First Person Plural”- Courtesy the Cedar Cultural Center

The son of a Somali imam and the daughter of a white Baptist preacher meet in a Twin Cities camera store.

They both love movies, and, soon, each other—after bonding over their filmmaking styles and their upbringings as kids of clergy. Both contend with tradition and convene at the church of cinema.

They begin to film each other. They fall lens-first. This is a movie—the new First Person Plural—so we know what must happen. Their families butt in. Deep-seated shame comes out. Thanksgiving arrives, and he invites her to dinner at his parents’ apartment. She accepts. But her own intrusive parents have something else in mind.

As their relationship deepens, so does a parallel narrative about the Twin Cities. “Culturally, the story’s two families represent a new Minnesota,” says director Eric Tretbar, referring to how the Somali community here has grown to the largest in North America over the past 10 years.

Tretbar worked with his local cast on the script. He developed it while observing cases of political extremism. Prejudice seemed to trot out “grim and violent caricatures.” Film, he thought, could unmask Muslim and Christian stereotypes—in the tension-breaking tradition of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. The racism, the questions of assimilation, are serious, but humor can open surprising paths to empathy.

The 94-minute, all-ages movie gets a special preview screening at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, at 8 p.m. on April 12. A post-show discussion encourages contextual thinking at 9:40 p.m.

https://www.hiiraan.com/news4/2019/...OifZOMLPqZHid9-hkXxSTc3VEGm3SGcM2JEMhrqbaAjhc

 

Apollo

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Propaganda movie to promote interracial marriage and eradicate Somalis from Minnesota long-term.

This movie is Anti-Cushitic.
 
Which father wins at the end? The Imam or the Baptist minister? Or, will the finale be a truce & tolerance? This movie will trigger the Salafis, be they Somalis and non-Somalis. Add to that list, the Halimas.
 

CaliTedesse

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Low dosages of this kind of propaganda on a daily basis will lead to more interracial couples. You see interracial couples all over advertisements as well.
but they are already mixing with the population there that is what this film is based on i guess
 

CaliTedesse

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Somalis only do good in other countries in their own country they are shitholes that why I always insist on united Horn of Africa I know Somalians will excel then
 

Apollo

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but they are already mixing with the population there that is what this film is based on i guess

I thought that the movie director/writer would be an Ashkenazi Jew named something something -stein/-berg etc, but was disappointed it was a Goy American. :lol:

Nevertheless, he could have been inspired by Jewish produced similar work from Hollywood.
 

CaliTedesse

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Sxb ,break it down for us laymen:dead:
Why is it so funny I don't understand you guys LMFAO I just like the picture it has a strong meaning. The brother looking down thinking deeply, princess on his shoulders only one that understands him. Qumayo in the back turning her back to them and Cadaan man staring at them etc. etc. this picture has many meanings I like it.
 
Why is it so funny I don't understand you guys LMFAO I just like the picture it has a strong meaning. The brother looking down thinking deeply, princess on his shoulders only one that understands him. Qumayo in the back turning her back to them and Cadaan man staring at them etc. etc. this picture has many meanings I like it.

@CaliTedesse

How about if the girl was African American?
 

Basra

LOVE is a product of Doqoniimo mixed with lust
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Minnesota Monthly
Saturday March 30, 2019
By Erik Tormoen

The Twin Cities-based film of star-crossed lovers and family drama sees a special preview at the Cedar

2019330636895066697344492PRESS-RELEASE_FPP_CEDAR_Apr12-e1553801624133.jpg

Still from “First Person Plural”- Courtesy the Cedar Cultural Center

The son of a Somali imam and the daughter of a white Baptist preacher meet in a Twin Cities camera store.

They both love movies, and, soon, each other—after bonding over their filmmaking styles and their upbringings as kids of clergy. Both contend with tradition and convene at the church of cinema.

They begin to film each other. They fall lens-first. This is a movie—the new First Person Plural—so we know what must happen. Their families butt in. Deep-seated shame comes out. Thanksgiving arrives, and he invites her to dinner at his parents’ apartment. She accepts. But her own intrusive parents have something else in mind.

As their relationship deepens, so does a parallel narrative about the Twin Cities. “Culturally, the story’s two families represent a new Minnesota,” says director Eric Tretbar, referring to how the Somali community here has grown to the largest in North America over the past 10 years.

Tretbar worked with his local cast on the script. He developed it while observing cases of political extremism. Prejudice seemed to trot out “grim and violent caricatures.” Film, he thought, could unmask Muslim and Christian stereotypes—in the tension-breaking tradition of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. The racism, the questions of assimilation, are serious, but humor can open surprising paths to empathy.

The 94-minute, all-ages movie gets a special preview screening at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, at 8 p.m. on April 12. A post-show discussion encourages contextual thinking at 9:40 p.m.

https://www.hiiraan.com/news4/2019/...OifZOMLPqZHid9-hkXxSTc3VEGm3SGcM2JEMhrqbaAjhc






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