Experience Somali Culture -- Beyond Watching 'Captain Phillips' -- in Minnesota

2013 Governors Awards - Arrivals
Associated Press

When casting began for Captain Phillips, nominated today for six Academy Awards, including best picture, the search for Somali actors to play the pirates led to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Roughly 50,000 Somali-Americans live in the Twin Cities and another 30,000 in other parts of the state, comprising the largest Somali population outside of Africa.