Life on the Horn 2020
Mo Harawe / Somalia, Austria, Germany / 25 mins / Somali / Rating 12
Now Screening Online
until Sunday 31st October 2021 at 11:59 PM /
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 in the aftermath.
Screening as part of the short film competition. Vote for your favourite!
About the Director
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. He works as a screenwriter and his feature film script To Mogadishu which he developed at the Diverse Geschichten Script Lab won the DOR Film award at the Diagonale Film festival. In 2016. In 2019, Harawe won the BKA Startstipendium for his new feature film The Village Next to Paradise that he is now developing.