Grades 7 - 12, College, Adult
Directed by Anne Makepeace
Produced by Anne Makepeace Productions
DVD Purchase $250, Rent $85
VHS Purchase $250, Rent $85
US Release Date: 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-525-3
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-524-5
Migration and Refugees
Race and Racism
Awards and Festivals
Working Films Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
"Stories from the Field" United Nations Documentary Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Rain in a Dry Land (Short Version)|
Two Somali families find new homes in urban America.
In 2004, thirteen thousand Somali Bantu refugees realized their dream of coming to America. They are now living in fifty cities across the country, becoming the largest African group from a single minority to settle in the United States at one time.
RAIN IN A DRY LAND chronicles two years in the lives of two extended Somali Bantu families as they leave behind a two-hundred year legacy of oppression in Africa to face new challenges in a strange new land.