FAMILY MOTEL – screening & DVD release!
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
SAT, April 1 @ 3:10PM
Raising teenaged daughters is not easy, especially for Ayan, a Somalian refugee living in Canada who also supports a husband and two sons left behind in Somalia. Living in her small Vancouver apartment with her daughters — Nasrah, 17, and Leila, 15 — Ayan is trying to keep everything together, but is evicted from her apartment for late payment. Because Ayan is unable to afford the soaring rents on her two service jobs, and the Canadian social services are unable to assist in placing her, she and her two daughters must move into a Family Motel. Drama ensues when Nasrah and Leila begin to rebel against their mother. Directed by Helene Klodawsky, 2007, 88 min, Canada, drama, English