For more than two decades, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Hawa Abdi sheltered 90,000 Somalis during the long civil war. In spite of the pain she has endured since the loss of her son, her faith in humanity has not diminished. Raised in Canada, Ilwad Elman was seven when her father was assassinated for pulling child soldiers off the streets. Barely 19, she returned to continue his work. After witnessing the destruction of Somaliland, former First Lady Edna Adan Ismail returned to rebuild the healthcare system out of the rubble. 'Through the Fire' is a story of zeal, compassion and resilience. It shows how three extraordinary women helped hold their country together in its darkest hour. When the world abandoned them and their communities, they refused to give up or walk away.
Director: Eunice Lau
Producers: Sarah Winfield & Arthur Nazaryan
Editor: George Carrara
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