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Lost Warrior

82 min.DK/Documentary

Mohammed was three when he was sent away from Somalia with his two older sisters to get a better life in London. When he became a teenager, he was jailed on a drug charge and deported back to Somalia. Here he was adopted by the terror organisation Al-Shabaab. One day he meets Fathi, a young British-Somali girl who visits Mogadishu. They get married and when she returns, she is pregnant. The young couple believes that one way or another they will be able to live together in London. He tries to flee Somalia in order to get to Europe and be with his family. However, the journey is not at all turning out the way Mohammed expected.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Lost Warrior
Danish title Den fortabte kriger
Other titles Lost Warrior
Director Søren Steen Jespersen, Nasib Farah
Producer Helle Faber
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen, Anita Hopland
Editor Steen Johannessen
Sound Niklas Skarp
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearances Mohammed Ali Omar, Fathi Sheikh
Production country Denmark
Production companies Made in Copenhagen
Domestic distribution Made in Copenhagen ApS, Det Danske Filminstitut
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Danish festival release 18.03.2018,
Online release 15.05.2018, Filmcentralen
Comment The film, which screened at CPH:DOX and Sheffield, follows one of the thousands of young radicalised who wants to go back to living a normal life but is somehow stuck in the world with no home country, no papers and no future. The directors' previous collaboration, 'Warriors from the North' (2014), won Best Mid-Length Documentary at Toronto Hot Docs.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Made in Copenhagen
Co-producer Vilda Bomben AB
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Bertha Britdoc Documentary Journalism Fund, MEDIA (EU), Udenrigsministeriet, Danida, Harley Foundation
In collaboration with Muqdisho Productions, Afrofilms International LTD, NRK, YLE, SVT, RÚV, TVO
Domestic distribution Made in Copenhagen ApS, Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Søren Steen Jespersen
Assistant director Anita Hopland
Direction Nasib Farah

Production

Producer Helle Faber
Co-producer Fredrik Lange
Production manager Carina Åkerlund
Production manager Luna Jansen
Line producer (Somalia) Yusuf Muse Gure
Line producer (Kenya) Zippy Kimundu
Production assistant Henriette Kræmer
Production assistant Maria Have Serena Møller

Cinematography

Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer Anita Hopland

Editing

Editor Steen Johannessen
Assistant editor Henriette Kræmer
Assistant editor Julie Sparsø Damkjær
Editing supervisor Claudio Hughes
Trailer editor Jeppe Bødskov

Music

Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Sound

Sound designer Niklas Skarp
Re-recording mixer Niklas Skarp
Sound Editing Christian Holm
Foley artist Erik Bjerknes

Visual effects

Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Online Adam Bendixen
Colourist Nurali Kushkov

Appearance

Appearance Mohammed Ali Omar
Appearance Fathi Sheikh

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019-03-06
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2018-11-08
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018-06-07
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15
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