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Somalia

Africa: The Uncovered Continent. Part 1

The first segment examines the wisdom and consequences of American and United Nations humanitarian intervention in Somalia. In the second segment the economic and social decay and poverty in Zaire are examined through the eyes of Zairian human rights advocate Floribert Chebeya. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast April 11, 1993. 27 min. <

Ambush in Mogadishu

An investigation of what went wrong with the peacekeeping mission in Mogadishu. On Oct. 3, 1993, elite units of the U.S. Army's Rangers and Delta Force were pinned down on the streets of Mogadishu by forces of Somali warlord, Mohammed Farah Aidid. Eighteen American soldiers died and seventy-five were wounded. The incident caused the U.S. to rethink its response to the world's humanitarian crises. Includes new charges that Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network trained and supported the Somali fighters responsible for the attack.

Rain in a Dry Land

Presents the story of two Somali Bantu families, refugees from the 1991 civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. The film begins as the families prepare to leave the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and follows them for the first two years of their new life in the United States. Written, produced and directed by Anne Makepeace. 2006. 82 min.
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Somalia: A State of Need

After years of conflict and isolation, Somalia finds itself once more on the brink. Much of the country is now under the control of the Union of Islamic Courts, but will Somalia's new administration bring security and development or set it on the path to regional conflict? 2006. 19 min.

Talk Mogadishu: Media Under Fire

Documents the operation of the independent, non-partisan radio and television station, HornAfrik, in the Somali capitol of Mogadishu. The station's very popular talk shows allow marginalized groups, such as human rights advocates and women's groups, to speak out and be heard. HornAfrik is sometimes attacked by warlords angered by the show's content and the station requires armed guards 24 hours a day. Directed by Judy Jackson. 2003. 50 min.
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