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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2017

For ten years the radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab has fought against the Federal Government of Somalia. The battles mostly take place in the capital Mogadishu, where the the United Nations has organized and financed a peacekeeping force consisting of soldiers from Burundi and Uganda.

In the documentary MOGADISHU SOLDIER, award-winning director Torstein Grude from Norway have given two of the peacekeeping soldiers a camera. The soldiers are documenting the life in the battle zone – the companionship in the camp, the brutal battles in the field and the interactions with the Somali locals. Small video recording cassettes with written descriptions guides us through the material, which is utterly raw and unfiltered.

Orginal title: 
MOGADISHU SOLDIER
Director: 
Torstein Grude
Screenplay: 
Torstein Grude
Run time: 
1 hour 24 min
Year: 
2016
Country: 
Norway,
Finland and
Denmark
Producer: 
Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Torstein Grude, Kaarle Aho, Peter Engel
Sales: 
Piraya Film AS
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Torstein Grude (b. 1971) is a documentary film director. As a producer he has been involved in acknowledged documentaries as YODOK STORIES, GULABI GANG and THE ACT OF KILLING. He graduated from the London International Film School.