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The Letter: An American Town and the Somali Invasion

Release Date: February 9, 2005 (One Week NY Run)
Studio: Hamzeh Mystique Films, Harron Entertainment
Director: Ziad Hamzeh
Screenwriter: Ziad Hamzeh
Starring: Not available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not available
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Plot Summary: The film chronicles the turmoil predominately white Lewiston, Maine faces when 1,100 former Somali refugees relocate there en-masse in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy - referred to as the "Somali invasion" by the international news media. A firestorm of controversy erupts when Lewiston mayor Larry Raymond sends an open letter to the newly arrived Somali community asking them to tell friends and family not to move into the city. The conflict escalates into competing "hate" and "peace" rallies held simultaneously and separated by only a few miles. The "hate" rally staged by Reverend Matt Hale's World Church of the Creator, a white separatist group, and a "peace" rally organized by the Many & One Coalition, a local community group, necessitates the largest police action in Maine's history to ensure the safety of the city's residents.

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