This story is about Liya Rubio's work at the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, a neighborhood cultural center in the heart of Rainier Beach. As a child growing up in rural Ethiopia, Liya lost her mother to AIDS and was left to care for her younger brother alone. Liya and her brother were adopted by a family in Port Townsend, Washington in the 1990s. Liya is now helping other immigrants adapt and thrive in unfamiliar surroundings. This story reveals an inside perspective on a non-profit community center in Seattle.


Producer / Writer / Director / Editor: Nils Cowan (2017)
Producer / DoP / Audio / Colorist: Steve Hyde (2017)
Commissioned by: Seattle Channel

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