Thu 08 Nov | 18:10 | BFI Southbank BOOKING NOW
Dirs. Nasib Farah & Søren Steen Jesperse
Somalia and Denmark. 2018. 82mins. Somali and English with English subs.
Mohammed lives underground in Mogadishu with no papers. Deported from the UK and in hiding from Al-Shabaab, the terrorist organisation he abandoned, he clings to a single hope – to escape Somalia and reunite with his wife and child in London. Lost Warrior put a human face to the headlines with an investigation of the complex political circumstances that drive many to the most marginal positions.
Panel discussion with Academic Dr Idil Osman & writer Hanna Ali plus director of the Anti-Tribalism Movement Adam Matan.
Soren Steen Jespersen graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1993 and works both as a director and producer. Most recently he was co-nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary for producing Last Men in Aleppo (2017), winner of Sundance “Grand Jury Prize” and “Cinema Eye Honors” 2018. Lost Warrior is his second film, as director, on radicalism. The previous film Warriors from the North (2014) won several awards including Best Mid-Length Documentary Award at Hotdocs in 2015.
Nasib Farah is a self-taught director and freelance journalist. He co-directed the two award-winning documentaries My Cousin the Pirate (2011) and Warriors from the North (2014), which won several awards including Best Mid-Length Documentary Hot Docs in 2015.