Somalia Goes Movies event in Helsinki 13-14 October 2012
The event plays tribute to the young filmmakers, screenwriters, documentarians and artists with Somali background.
Hundreds of Finnish experts with their families worked in Somalia in the 1980s. They had the pleasure and the priviledge to learn much about the beautiful, sun-endowed country, its rich cultural heritage and its energetic and creative people.
Once the civil war reached Mogadishu towards the end of 1990, the foreigners were evacuated and many Somalis fled to exile. Even Finland, a faraway country in the north, became the new homw to thousands of refugees. By 2012, the communiy of Somali speakers in Finland has risen to near 15.000.
The Somali community in Finland hosts expertise in many fields and sectors. The SOMALIA GOES MOVIES -event pays tribute to the young filmmakers, screenwriters, documentarians and artists with Somali background.
All movies (none of them brandnew) to be screened on Saturday 13 October 2012, though spoken in Finnish, have subtitles in English. The three thematic workshops to be held on Sunday 14 October will use are references movies, documentaries and film clips from both the 1980s and the 2000s.
You are most welcome to take part to this event, let´s make it a joyful and encouraging one for all!
Soo dhowaada! Tervetuloa!
More on event available on the event website in Facebook.
Should you need additional information, please contact us at somaliagoesmovies(a)gmail.com.