Somalia hosts public film-screenings for the first time in 30 years

Somalia hosts public film-screenings for the first time in 30 years

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Category : International Published on: September 24 2021

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·       Somalia has hosted its first public film-screening in 30 years, raising hopes of a cultural revival in the war-ravaged country.

·       Somali director Ibrahim C.M had showntwo short films at the National Theater in the capital, Mogadishu, where there was heavy security.

·       The theater was built by Chinese engineers in 1967 as a gift from China's leader Mao Zedong. It was seen as an important driver for the cultural development of Somalia in the 1970s and 80s.

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v Capital: Mogadishu

v President: Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

v Currency: Somali shilling

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