Above: One Book, One San Diego
The San Diego Public Library will be showing the movie The Letter to highlight concepts from the One Book, One San Diego selection "Outcasts United."
This award-winning film explores what American news outlets have dubbed the Somali Invasion of Lewiston, Maine-an insulated, predominantly white former mill town struggling to maintain its equilibrium in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. A firestorm of controversy erupts when the Mayor of the town sends an open letter to newly-arrived Somali refugees trying to stop the flow of refugees moving to the city.
Directed by Ziad Hamzeh, 76 minutes, Somalia/USA, 2003
The movie will be shown at the Central Library, Downtown San Diego.