Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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Somali actor nominated for top Finnish film prize

Somali Omar Abdi, who plays the lead role in Finnish-Somali film The Gravedigger’s Wife, has been nominated for the best actor prize at Finland’s equivalent of the Oscars – the Jussi Gala. He is the first African actor to get … Continued

Somali drama wins Pan-African film festival grand prize

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Somalia’s entry “The Gravedigger’s Wife” by Finish-Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed won the prestigious Stallion of Yennenga grand prize for best film at the Pan-African film festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Sunday. The poignant drama about … Continued

Warriors from the North

The chilling and courageous account of a Danish-Somalian boy in Copenhagen who fell victim to al-Shabab recruiters His back turned to the camera as he looks out over a nondescript housing development in Copenhagen, “The Shadow” describes how he fell … Continued

The Lobby: A Fathia Absie Film

By Hassan M. Abukar Title: The Lobby Running Time: 56.59 minutes Status: Limited Release Country: United States Directed, written and produced by Fathia Absie Cast: Doug Sydney and Fathia Absie —— Several years ago, Fathia Absie made a compelling documentary, … Continued

Films From African Diaspora Celebrated in New York

By Carolyn Weaver NEW YORK  ( VOA) – Films from the length and breadth of Africa, Algeria to South Africa – and many other corners of the world — are screening at this year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival in … Continued