1. SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING SOMALI CULTURE
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    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/SOMALI

    DATELINE: 29 OCTOBER 2012, LONDON, UK

    SHOTLIST:

    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

    STORY:
    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.

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  2. 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.

    Directed and produced by The Film Atelier.

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  3. 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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  4. Created by What Took You So Long for Global Giving, this video offers 34 tips and examples for creating short films about non-profit organizations and international projects. We focused on 3 primary areas: directing and producing, shooting in the field, and editing.

    All of the footage in this video was filmed by What Took You So Long in locations around the world, including Somalia, Haiti, Kenya, Colombia, Liberia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, India, and more.

    GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised over $78 million from 308,772 donors who have supported 7,209 projects.

    For more information, visit:
    whattookyousolong.org
    globalgiving.com

    Video flow >>>

    DIRECTING AND PRODUCING

    Set the scene
    Capture honest moments
    Use public transport
    Feature camels
    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
    Follow action
    Play with perspective
    Make the Simple Beautiful
    Be colorful
    Improvise with your equipment
    Climb buildings
    Create continuity

    EDITING

    Start strong
    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
    Incorporate humor
    But don't overdo the humor
    Don't over-rely on voiceovers
    Work with external footage

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  5. Watch the X being carried to the most famous monuments and places throughout the city of Mogadishu.

    Created leading up to the live event August 31st, 2013.

    TEDxMogadishu
    tedxmogadishu.com

    Elman Peace & Human Rights Centre
    facebook.com/pages/Elman-Peace-And-Human-Rights-Centre/

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