Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Life on the Horn

Somalia, Austria, Germany
2020 — 25 min / Black and white

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Synopsis

For decades, toxic waste has been illegally deposited on the coast of Somalia. The tsunami earthquake in 2004 damaged the poisoned containers, which led to the spread of diseases. Many local people had to leave their villages, but some stayed and lived with the aftermath.

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Directors' Biography

Mo Harawe was born in Mogadishu. He discovered his passion for the cinema through an art school in Somalia. Since 2009 Mo Harawe has been in Austria where his journey as a filmmaker began. He attended numerous film workshops and realized short films which have been shown at international film festivals and won awards. Besides that Mo Harawe works as a screenwriter and has written several scripts for feature films.

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Director

Mo Harawe

Producer

Mo Harawe

Alexander von Piechowski

Deko Adano Ali

Cinematography

Mo Harawe

Editing

Alexander von Piechowski

Sound

Maxamed Maxamuud Jamac

Screenings & Awards

Locarno IFF , Switzerland, 2020

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Germany, 2021

Uppsala - IShFF, Sweden, 2021
Uppsala Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman