“Somali Stories of Family Separation” is an Immigrant Advocates of Barron County documentary that explores the lengthy wait times Somali refugees experience bringing family members to the U.S. now that the travel ban has been put into place. In addition to providing these individual stories of family separation, the film details Somali life in Barron and discusses the ways in which we can advocate for immigration reform that would roll the wait period back to an average of two years, rather than the four to ten year waits the our story tellers are currently experiencing.

Directed by Immigrant Advocates volunteers Joel and Lee Friederich, the film’s technical support team include Dang Yang and Gary Garvin at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Robert Mattison at the University’s Learning and Technology Services.

(Copyright © 2019 APG Media)

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