ASAD Trailer- Set in a war torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali, refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.
DADAAB: Get There or Die Trying. Dadaab: Get There or Die Trying is a documentary that showcases the harrowing journey that Somali refugees have to take before they can reach Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. The documentary was made by a group of young filmmakers to fundraise for the Survival Packs campaign.
Idil Ibrahim on Film, Unity and Empowering Somalia. It was important for her to “bridge cultures, communities and perspectives through art.” I think many people want to write Somalia off as a failed state, full of conflict, humanitarian disasters and disease. Somalia and Somalis worldwide have immense obstacles to overcome, but I believe that Somalia has potential. There are so many individuals within the country and abroad working day and night to change their current reality for the…
Voices of Dadaab is a documentary (This is the full video) about Abdi Phenomenal of Poet Nation's return to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya where he spent 5 years as a child. The film also shows recent newcomers and those who have lived in Dadaab for twenty years and how they have made the best of their circumstances. If you like this video please share it on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter.
Somali returnees adjust to their new home. Many Somali parents living in the UK say their children have lost their way, consumed by Western culture and are sending them back to their former home. Somali journalist Jamal Osman has met the returnees as they struggled to negotiate a very traditi.
Tree of Life by Fuad Abdulaziz. I shot this short feature in 1987 (Not to be confused with the 2010 Hollywood film). It is about the impact of desertification on poor peasants' lives in Africa. This film won 9 international film prizes. There is NO dialogue in the film.
A Top Director Takes A New Look At Somalia With Tribeca Short, "Asad"
A Top Director Takes A New Look At Somalia With Tribeca Short, "Asad" | “Our perception of that country is formed entirely by CNN reports. There’s no snapshot of the people,” says Buckley, noting the lack of a filmed material on everyday life in Somalia; and the media stories about piracy and famine are all you have to work off. And humor, which to me is something that the Somalis really have, is not going to be found in a news report for CNN.”