Somali Week Screening: The Forgotten Ones


The Main 1 Fri, Jul 7 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Film Info
Program:Special Screenings
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2023
Runtime:45 min
Print Source:Generation Hope MN
Minnesota Made
Health & Wellness


Special Somali Week Screening
Friday, July 7 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Filmmakers attending for a post-screening conversation. Co-presented by Generation Hope MN and MSP Film Society.

About the Film

The Forgotten Ones: Unveiling the Opioid Effect is a compelling and thought-provoking documentary that delves into the heart-wrenching reality of the opioid epidemic, specifically focusing on the resilient Somali community residing in the vibrant Twin Cities. For far too long, a tragic veil of silence has shrouded the countless lives lost to overdose within this community. Hindered by stigma, limited education, and scarce resources, these profound challenges have remained concealed. However, The Forgotten Ones embarks on an empowering journey to illuminate the hidden struggles and adversity that plagues our community. Through intimate interviews, raw narratives, and unflinching exploration, this groundbreaking documentary serves as a beacon of understanding, compassion, and advocacy, with the ultimate goal of igniting meaningful change. Brace yourself for an eye-opening experience that will captivate your heart and mind, as we shine a much-needed spotlight on the forgotten stories, untold struggles, and unwavering resilience of the Somali community amidst the opioid epidemic