Mogadishu Soldier

Synopsis


MOGADISHU SOLDIER is a raw and unfiltered exploration of life in the Somalian war zone as seen by two Burundian soldiers. The fighting is taking place in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a city of 2 million people. Somalia is abandoned by relief organizations, NGOs and the press, as deployment there is extremely dangerous.

The two soldiers have been given a camera by the film’s director, and commence to deliver a steady flow of extraordinary material. MOGADISHU SOLDIER offers an unsentimental and truly unique view into the fight against the jihadist militants in Al-Shabaab.

Credits


Director:
Torstein Grude

Producer:
Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Torstein Grude. Co-producers: Peter Engel, Kaarle Aho. Executive producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, Iikka Vehkalahti, Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Torstein Grude

Editor:
Niels Pagh Andersen

Written by:
Torstein Grude

DOP:
Bernard Ntawuyamara, John Merry Bakundimana

Cast


Production details


Original title
Mogadishu Soldier

Year
2016

Length
84

Language
Kirundi, Somali, Swahili, English, French

Subtitles
English

Format
DCP

Production company
Piraya Film AS, in coproduction with Wingman Media ApS and Making Movies OY.

Production country
Norway, Denmark, Finland

Sales/Distribution
Norwegian distribution: Kudos Family. Festival distribution: The Norwegian Film Institute. International sales: Cinephil.

Website
www.piraya.no

Awards & Festivals


Festivals:

2016

IDFA, Amsterdam (in competition – world premiere)

2017

Tromsø International film Festival
Tampere Film Festival
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
Eurodok, Oslo
DocsBarcelona
Docs Against Gravity, Warsaw
Frames of Representation, London

For updated/complete festivals/awards list, see: www.nfi.no

Presskit


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