Life on the Horn

Director: Mo Harawe
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Landed World Premiere at Locarno Film Festival in 2020.
Toured prestigious festivals and won four awards
Highlights the deleterious situation on the coastline of Somalia.
Details the daily struggle of Somalis as they live among the life-threatening debris of toxic materials.
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2020/ Somalia - Austria - Germany25 min/ Drama
A young Somali follows his daily routine in face of an existential threat coming from the shores.
Museen Abdirisaaq
Maxamed Axmed Maxamed
Faadumo Abshir
Mohamed Hersi
Screenwriter: Mo Harawe
DOP: Mo Harawe
Editor: Alexander von Piechowski
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Production Company(ies)
Polar Bear Films
Mo Harawe
film festivals
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Rio de Janeiro - Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bubul, Brazil
Saarbrücken - Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Germany
Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna
Carthage Film Festival (JCC),TunisiaC
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Austria
Movies that Matter Festival, Netherlands
Psarokokalo Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece
The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway
Festival de Cine Africano-FCAT, Spain
DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
MUICA Muestra Itinerante de Cine Africano, Colombia
Lima Alterna Film Festival – Festival Internacional de cine, Peru
All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF), India
Arab Film Festival - Mizna, Minnesota
The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
Shortynale Filmfestival Klosterneuburg, Austria
FIFAM - Festival International du Film d'Amiens, France
film awards
Special Mention atLocarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Special Mention at Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
The Uppsala Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman at Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
Youth Jury Award at VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna