SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING SOMALI CULTURE
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DATELINE: 29 OCTOBER 2012, LONDON, UK
1. MID SHOT - FESTIVAL ATTENDEES GREETING EACH OTHER
2. MID SHOT - FESTIVAL ATTENDEE GREETING HUDAYDI ‘KING OF LUTE’
3. WIDE SHOT - FESTIVAL ATTENDEES HAVING A PHOTO WITH HUSSEIN SHEIKH AHMED KADDARE
4. WIDE SHOT - THE CROWD
5. MID SHOT - HUDAYDI ‘THE KING OF LUTE’
6. MID/WIDE SHOT - EVAN CHRISTOPHER CLARINETIST, HUDAYDI & FUAD OMAR
7. MID SHOT - FESTIVAL ORGANISER, JAMA MUSSE JAMA - INTERVIEW - ‘Normally you have the media give the image of the Somalis is totally different from the reality and this festival and others that we do, prove otherwise, that people, Somalis are joyful and they are enjoying music and they are dancing now. This should give the real image of the Somali people’.
8. MID SHOT - PANELIST, SIHAM RAYAALE - INTERVIEW - ‘I think in a lot of ways for those that aren't familiar with Somali peoples & history & the culture itself, the only information you get about Somalis is all of the newsreels & that’s not very positive, despite the fact that many of it is true & there are serious hardships to be faced, what these kind of events do, is it shows the full range of Somali people & what our culture is about, its both educational as well as celebratory’.
9. MID SHOT - EVAN CHRISTOPHER OF THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND LEJAZZEBEL
10. MID SHOT - COMEDIAN, PRINCE ABDI - SOUNDBITE STAND UP COMEDY - ‘these guys don't even know what they're doing cause sometimes they take a ship back cause they don't know what its worth, how much they can negotiate for. So you know what they do, they put on the news. So CNN actually helps them negotiate, like the last ship they got they put it on & CNN was like ‘The Somali pirates have hijacked a ship worth 100 million dollars’ (Somali)’.
11. WIDE SHOT - MARYAM MURSAL - PERFORMANCE
This is the sixth annual Somali Week Festival taking place within the London borough of Tower Hamlets. The festival took place over 10 days from Friday 19th October to Sunday 28th October 2012 & was launched by Hon Rushanara Ali, MP for Tower Hamlets.
The festival is an integral part of Black History Month and offers the best of Somali arts & culture, both old & new. The festival offers a mix of events including poetry, literature, panel discussions, documentary film screenings, music & theatre, all of which focus on Somalia’s rich cultural heritage rather than its recent troubles.
Artists, writers, campaigners, investors, and people from civil society, both Somali & non-Somali were invited to share experiences and discuss the concepts of courage, tolerance, identity, peace & development.
This year the festival focused on the theme of ‘courage’. The organisers have stated that their understanding of ‘courage’ is not one of gun-toting aggression, but a belief in peace and tolerance as essential principles; about dreaming the seemingly impossible, challenging the status quo in the name of collaboration and fruitful existence.
International guests included Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame “Hadraawi”, Said Saleh Ahmed, Hussein Sheikh Ahmed ‘Kaddare’, Hassan Qowdhan, Musse Ali Faruur, Abdidhuh Yusuf, Giorgio Banti, Abdallah Mansuur, Mohamed Daahir Afrah, Evan Christopher, Iara Lee, Farah Gamuute, Ali Hasan ‘Banfas’, Abdilahi Awad, Ismail Abdi Ibrahim ‘Basbaas’, Roland Marchal and more.
In the second of three specially commissioned short films celebrating Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 4, we introduce you to Nadifa Mohamed, who was born in Somalia and raised in South London. Mohamed’s first novel Black Mamba Boy (which was shortlisted for numerous prizes and won the Betty Trask Award) was inspired by the life of her father who was forced to leave Somalia and set out on an odyssey that brought him to the UK. Here we join her as she explores Shepherd’s Bush Market, where there is a large Somali community, hear about her next novel (excerpted in the issue) and learn why she wants to be the griot, or storyteller, of the London she grew up in.
You can also watch the first in this series of short films, on Adam Foulds.
Commissioned in collaboration with the British Council.
Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Istanbul
Director: Alex & Steffen
DoP: Simon Coull
Production: DEPOfilm, Istanbul
Postproduction: Unexpected GmbH, Stuttgart
VFX Supervisor: Alex & Steffen
Lead 3D Artists: Sebastian Badea, Jörg Häberle, Alexander Kiesl, Harun Celebi, Stefan Kleindienst, Oliver Vogel, Casper Wermuth, Daniel Blöcher
Lead 2D Artists: Claus Rudolph, Steffen Hacker, Peter Egeberg, Manuel Rivoir, Josua Stäbler
Music by: schnack. music manufacture, Stuttgart
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Set the scene
Capture honest moments
Use public transport
Powerful images create discussion
Kids are awesome, but don't exploit
Share positive stories
Emotions create connection with viewers
Feature Local leaders
Build a relationship
SHOOTING IN THE FIELD
Use two cameras or more
Play with focus and jump cuts
Play with perspective
Make the Simple Beautiful
Improvise with your equipment
Simplify your message
Add drama and predictability
Repetition increases impact
Experiment with background and movement
Effects can be fun, but be careful
Match imagery with music
Utilize local sounds
Audio can speak for itself
Create original title cards
Work with good translators
But don't overdo the humor
Don't over-rely on voiceovers
Work with external footage