Lost Warrior

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    Lost Warrior

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    Denmark, Somalia, Kenya, United Kingdom

    2018

    81 min

    Documentary

    Mohammed was just three years old when he was sent away from Somalia without his parents to a better life in England. As a teenager in London he got involved in crime and ended up in prison where he became radicalised. As a 19-year-old he was extradited to Somalia, where he landed straight in the arms of the terrorist organisation Al-Shabab. But when Mohammed finds out that Al-Shabab is not a liberation movement, but kills innocent people, he decides to flee. As a 23-year old he is living undercover in Mogadishu in the hopes of hiding from Al-Shabab. Here, he meets Fathi who was born in London, but sent to Somalia to be 'reeducated'. They get married and when Fathi returns home to London she is pregnant with their child. LOST WARRIOR follows the young couple's attempt to be united as a family and to create a future for themselves and their son, Yassir. But Fathi and Mohammed are caught in the global politics of the day. Where to go? And what are his options now? They are also caught in their own culture, where the demands to maintain traditional and religious patterns is not at all consistent with being a young person in a modern world.

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Mohammed Ali Omar
    Fathi Sheikh
    Screenplay
    Nasib Farah
    Søren Steen Jespersen
    Cinematography
    Henrik Bohn Ipsen
    Anita Hopland
    Editing
    Steen Johannessen
    Production
    MADE IN COPENHAGEN
    Festival Bookings
    DANISH FILM INSTITUTE
    Nasib Farah

    Nasib Farah

    Somalia

    Nasib Farah is a documentary director born in Somalia who has dedicated his adult life to working with young Somalis in Denmark. His documentary LOST WARRIOR was selected at CPH: DOX 2018.

    Søren  Steen Jespersen

    Søren Steen Jespersen

    Denmark

    Søren Steen Jespersen is a Danish director, producer and writer. He is best known for producing the 2017 documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, which was co-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017.