TEDxMOGADISHU: DR DEQO TAKES THE STAGE

  Yesterday saw the return of TEDxMogadishu, bigger and better than ever!  Fifteen speakers presented narratives filled with energy, optimism and progress in a city on the rise.  Among these was Dr Deqo Mohamed, CEO of the Dr Hawa Abdi Foundation, one of three charitable organisations supported by our documentary.  You can watch Deqo’s discourse […]

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SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL & LAUNCH OF THE ELMAN APPEAL

It was a pleasure and a privilege to welcome Ilwad Elman to London for a special Somali Week Festival screening hosted by the Anglo-Somali Society.  Ilwad spoke with confidence and conviction to a capacity audience eager to learn more, contribute to, and express appreciation for the work of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre […]

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THROUGH THE FIRE: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THREE HEROIC SOMALI WOMEN

The article below appeared in the latest issue of the Anglo-Somali Journal.  It gives some insights into the life changing experience that was the making of this documentary and why we wholeheartedly believe in the work of the three organisations supported. — As a journalist, in 2011 Arthur Nazaryan documented the lives of refugees residing […]

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SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARD 2014

Last week ‘Through the Fire’ received a special jury mention at the Social Impact Media Awards. For the second time this year our documentary is putting Somaliland and Somalia on the map in Hollywood!  This is all credit to the zeal, dedication and creative brilliance of the team behind the project: Eunice Lau, Arthur Nazaryan, Sarah Winfield, […]

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ANOTHER FIRST FOR A LIVING LEGEND

This week, the pioneering work of Edna Adan Ismail was recognised by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she received the inaugural Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health.  According to the selection criteria, the awardee’s work should have resulted in significant impact and increased the visibility of the issues facing the lives […]

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ANOTHER LONDON SCREENING: 6PM, FRI 29 NOV, OXFORD HOUSE

One week ago THROUGH THE FIRE premiered at the UN Association ‘We the Peoples’ Film Festival in London.  We are pleased to report that the film was received with a thunderous round of applause!  The panel session that followed was very thought provoking, and the speakers inspired us with accounts of all that is being […]

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ABDIAZIZ, OUR COLLEAGUE, FREE AT LAST

Last month we reported on the conviction of our colleague and friend, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, who was given a one year prison sentence for interviewing a woman who claimed to have been raped by a group of government soldiers.  The woman was also sentenced even though the interview was never published.  The verdicts struck a […]

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