Homegrown: Future Visions

Silsilad (Sequence)

Directed by Tariq Tarey.

Silsilad (Sequence) centers around three Somali-American artists – Khadijah Muse, Mohamud Mumin, and Kaamil A. Haider – who are the co-founders of the Soomaal House of Art, an artist collective and contemporary art gallery based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The film explores the role of visual art as a tool for self-expression, investigation, and celebration within a newly arrived immigrant community. Despite the overwhelming challenges these artists face, including a lack of funding and engagement in the broader art community, Silsilad chronicles their triumphs in engaging their local community and raising cultural consciousness about the talents and contributions of Somali artists.

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