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Saying No to Gangs: Ray of Hope Film Premiere Sheds Light on Refugee Life in Canada

The National Film Board of Canada and The University of Winnipeg are proud to present the world premiere of Ray of Hope – Fallaar Ilays on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 6:00 p.m., Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall.

Ray of Hope is the creation of 19-year old Muuxi Adam, a young Somalian refugee who tells the story of his community and the tough, often life-or-death choices young refugees and immigrants must face in their new home lands. The one-hour docu/drama was written, directed, and stars members of the Winnipeg Somalian community.

“Here in Canada we have to celebrate and appreciate those giving us the right to stay here,” said Adam. “It is our job to work hard for ourselves and for our communities. I made this film so young people, and their families could see they have choices.”

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