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Somali actor in ‘Captain Phillips’ makes Grand Forks his new home

Published 10/15/2013, Forum News Service

A Somali man who earned a pivotal part in the new Tom Hanks movie, “Captain Phillips,” is making North Dakota his new home. For 20-year-old Mahat Ali, it may seem an improbable path from the small village in Somalia where he was born to the city of Grand Forks.

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