Most Popular Somali-Language Feature Films
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Dir: Paul Greengrass With: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman Biography | Drama | Thriller 134 mins.
Black Hawk Down
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore Drama | History | Thriller | War 144 mins.
Dirty Pretty Things
An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. Dir: Stephen Frears With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo Crime | Drama | Thriller 97 mins.
The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. Dir: Tobias Lindholm With: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim Drama | Thriller 103 mins.
The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while... Dir: Sherry Hormann With: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar Biography | Drama 120 mins.
Fishing Without Nets
A drama the follows a Somali who opts in on a piracy mission but then tries to extricate himself from the events. Dir: Cutter Hodierne With: Abdiwali Farrah, Eric Godon, Abdikhadir Hassan Thriller 109 mins.
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2013. Dir: Bryan Buckley, Shawn Christensen With: Luke Matheny, Dana Segal Drama 115 mins.
Dan Iyo Xarago
Dir: Idriss Hassan Dirie
Queleh lives in the countryside of Northern Somalia with his father, mother and two younger sisters... Dir: Abraham Haile Biru, Abdi Jama Drama 90 mins.
The Somali Dervish
Centering on the revolutionary Dervish State and its influential leader, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan (the "Mad Mullah") is an epic on the grandest scale... Dir: Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, Said Salah Action | Drama | History 270 mins.