| Somalian, American|
Writer, producer, actor and filmmaker
Fathia Absie Wikipedia
Fathia Absie (Somali: Fadxiya Cabsiiye, Arabic: فتحية إبسيآ) is a Somali-American writer, producer, actor and filmmaker. She has worked with both documentaries, as well as fictional narratives and published a graphic novel. As 2016 was ending, Fathia has been working on a show called "Eat With Muslims". Fathia said "Eat With Muslims is about people from different cultures get together with muslims,share a dinner and talk about the worlds problems and how they can solve it".
Absie was formerly a social worker. She has worked for a number of organizations, including the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in Columbus, Ohio, the University of Washington in Seattle, and Voice of America. She moved to Minnesota around 2010, and began losing hair following the stress of the move. In response, she chose to begin wearing a hijab; she found that people would insult her in public, the only difference from before being the hijab. In 2013, she joined ECHO, a Minnesota-based non-governmental organization serving immigrant communities.
In 2011, Absie released her first documentary film, Broken Dreams, centered on youth radicalization and indoctrination. She later began pre-production work on a feature film titled The Secret Recruit. In 2014, Absie also published the graphic novel The Imperceptible Peacemaker through the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. An allegory on vigilante justice, its superhero protagonist and a tech billionaire create a suit that gives him the ability to become an invisible force for good, fighting tyranny and injustice around the world.
In 2015, Absie released her second film, the fictional narrative The Lobby, which she starred in as well as wrote and directed. It premiered at the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival in April of the year. This was a fictional story about the relationship between a white man and a Somali-American woman.Broken Dreams (2011)
The Lobby (2015)
The Imperceptible Peace Maker (2014)