Jennie-O Turkey Store In Faribault Featured In Hormel Hero Film Festival
Hormel Foods has announced it will present six powerful and hope-filled short films during a five-day virtual film festival that started yesterday and will run through May 15. One of those films that were made features the Faribault Jennie-O Turkey Store. Each film profiles uncommon heroes ranging in age from 12 to 101 who show us that it is possible to thrive against incredible odds.
"These films are portraits of people who have had remarkable life journeys and flourished despite ordinary expectations -- those who give back to their communities, reach across borders and see beyond disabilities. From bringing a town together around autism awareness to the simple act of U.S. military veterans making life-long friendships over a meal, the first-ever Hormel Film Festival will premiere six films that will touch your heart at a time where we could all use some inspiration and hope." - Wendy Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods.
One of the films being featured in the Hormel Virtual Film Fest was made at the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Faribault. According to the press release on the film Cooperation Beyond Words:
"Abdullahi Moallin came to America after losing his hearing during the civil war in Somalia. At Jennie-O Turkey Store in Faribault, Minnesota, he found opportunity and community -- and he paved the way for others like him to follow. Discover an amazing team that is as unique as their ability to communicate and create a culture of togetherness."
You can watch each of the five films as they air live on YouTube beginning at Noon every day.