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Sophie Baker
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This film is meant to highlight the specific challenge of living in America as an Ethiopian Immigrant. Since 2002, 17,221 children were adopted from Ethiopia. In addition, 134,547 Ethiopian immigrants were living in America in 2007. This film is intended to be a resource for adoptive parents and community members who work with immigrants. This includes schoolteachers, doctors, counselors, and employers.

Background on Ethiopia:

There are 90 individual languages spoken in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is broken down into different tribes. Each tribe has an individual language, But Amharic is the language that primary schools use. The music of Ethiopia is extremely diverse, with each of the country's 80 ethnic groups being associated with unique sounds. The main sport in Ethiopia is football(soccer). The best-known Ethiopia cuisine consists of various vegetable or meat side dishes and entrées, usually a wat, or thick stew, served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread made of teff flour. One does not eat with utensils, but instead uses injera to scoop up the entrées and side dishes.

Radiet is 16 years old and has come to the states to get a better education and to have a family. She has been brought up without a family. Her dream is to have a good education and to explore another country. She is looking for a cultural change and value dimension through the different cultures.

Interviewer: My interviewer is Kathryn Sorrels. He wrote the intercultural communication book for our class. There is an interview so that he can see how Radiet interacts though both cultures.

View of coming to America:
Radiet has told me that coming to the states was a huge change for her. She said that everything was really huge even they people. The weirdest thing for was the rules in a household. The food…...

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