Warriors from the North / Krigerne fra Nord

Søren Steen Jespersen, Nasib Farah (DK, 2014)

Krigerne fra Nord (Søren Steen Jespersen/Nasib Farah, DK, 2014)
Foto: Henrik Ipsen

Abukar, a Somali, lives a life at the very bottom of the Danish society. His son, Mohammed, has joined al-Shabaab in Somalia, perhaps to avoid a life like his father's. Abukar now fears that Mohammed will be the next suicide bomber to carry out his mission, a fear that seems very reasonable, as two out of the seven Danish-Somali men recruited together with Mohammed have already become "martyrs". One carried out a suicide attack at a graduation ceremony for doctors in Mogadishu killing 24. The other attempted an attack at Mogadishu's airport, but failed to kill anyone but himself and two UN soldiers. A fourth young man from this terrorist cell, "The Shadow," got away just in time. "The Shadow" is the narrator of this film.

CategoryDK/Documentary

Basic information

Danish titleKrigerne fra Nord
ScreenplayLars K. Andersen
ProducerHelle Faber
Director of PhotographyHenrik Bohn Ipsen
TV release2014-10-12
DR 1
Production countryDenmark
Duration58 min.
Production companyMade in Copenhagen
In collaboration with DR, Danida
Domestic distribution Made in Copenhagen
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15

Full credits

Direction
Nasib FarahDirection
Script
Lars K. AndersenScript consultant
Production
Helle FaberProducer
Luna JansenProduction manager
Cinematography
Henrik Bohn IpsenCinematographer
Editing
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best Mid Length Documentary 2015 Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 07-09-2016
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 18-09-2015
Helsinki Film Festival 17-09-2015
DMZ South Korea 17-09-2015
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 25-07-2015
Giffoni Film Festival 17-07-2015
Addis International Film Festival 12-06-2015
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2015
Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival 07-05-2015
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 23-04-2015
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 13-03-2015
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 02-03-2015
ZagrebDox 23-02-2015
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 17-02-2015
Tunis Human Rights Film Festival 16-12-2014
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014
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Krigerne fra Nord Priority Still Photo: Krigerne fra Nord. Priority Still
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Krigerne fra Nord. Portrait of Director Nasib Farah 2 Photo: Portrait of Director Nasib Farah 2
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Krigerne fra Nord. Portrait of Director Søren Steen Jespersen Photo: Portrait of Director Søren Steen Jespersen
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Krigerne fra Nord. Portrait of Producer Helle Faber. Photo by Joachim Ladefoged Photo: Portrait of Producer Helle Faber. Photo by Joachim Ladefoged
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Krigerne fra Nord. Still 1. Danish Warrior in Al Shaabab Photo: Krigerne fra Nord. Still 1. Danish Warrior in Al Shaabab
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Krigerne fra Nord. Still 2. Al shaabab figther Finland Photo: Krigerne fra Nord. Still 2. Al shaabab figther Finland
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Krigerne fra Nord. Still 3. Photo by Henrik Ipsen Photo: Krigerne fra Nord. Still 3. Photo by Henrik Ipsen
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