Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Project: 
Abaayo/Sister (Video)
Best friends Maryam and Roda, orphaned and displaced by civil war in Somalia, grew up in the border city of San Diego. Caught in a cultural tug-of-war and bonded by the loss of their parents, they are now on the verge of adulthood. Unexpected news of eviction, only two weeks before Ramadan, shocks them and tests the bonds of their friendship. As they decide to move to a new city, old memories of war and loss reappear along with the threat of separation. An intimate exploration of two women battling the traumas of displacement, the documentary lets us accompany the two as they undertake their journey with a mix of humor, bravery, and an inspiring sense of adventure.
Advisor: 
Renee Tajima-Peña
Advisor: 
John Jota Leaños
Class of: 
2011