Mogadishu Soldier

Torstein Grude, Norway, 2017

84 min.DK/Documentary

'MOGADISHU SOLDIER' is a raw and unfiltered exploration of life in the Somalian war zone as seen by two Burundian soldiers. The fighting is taking place in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a city of 2 million people. Somalia is abandoned by relief organizations, NGOs and the press, as deployment there is extremely dangerous. The two soldiers have been given a camera by the film's director, and commence to deliver a steady flow of extraordinary material. MOGADISHU SOLDIER offers an unsentimental and truly unique view into the fight against the jihadist militants in Al-Shabaab.
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Original title Mogadishu Soldier
Danish title Mogadishu Soldier
Other titles Mogadishu Soldier
Keywords Somalia, Civil wars, AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia), Peacekeeping forces, Soldiers, 2010-2019
Director Torstein Grude
Screenplay Torstein Grude
Producer Iikka Vehkalahti, Joshua Oppenheimer
Director of Photography John Merry Bakundimana, Bernard Ntawuyamara
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Production country Norway, Denmark, Finland
Production companies Piraya Film


Production companies Piraya Film
Co-producer Wingman Media


Direction Torstein Grude


Screenplay Torstein Grude


Executive producer Torstein Grude
Executive producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Producer Iikka Vehkalahti
Producer Joshua Oppenheimer


Cinematographer John Merry Bakundimana
Cinematographer Bernard Ntawuyamara


Editor Niels Pagh Andersen

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