The East Africa Arts team is excited to be screening the documentary, Lost Warrior as part of the 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi. Over 57 films from 23 countries will be screened in 12 locations across Nairobi featuring master classes, panel discussions, and workshops from the 3rd to the 26th of May.
Date: 25th of May 2019
Venue: IMAX, Diamond Plaza, Parklands
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lost Warrior is the story about Mohammed, a young Somali man who grew up in England. At the age of 19, he is deported to Somalia and recruited by Al- Shabab. When Mohammed realises that Al-Shabab’s ‘freedom’ fight mostly targets innocent civilians, he regrets his decision and escapes.
The film is about the consequences of making the wrong decision. Mohammed is now stuck in a country he does not know and has no legal status in. Furthermore, he is not allowed to return to England – despite the fact that he is married to, and has a child with, Fathi, who is a British citizen. Mohammed misses Fathi, who went back to England where she gave birth to his son. Mohammed has never met his son – and his biggest dream is to leave the mistakes of his youth behind and live a normal life. But is that even a possibility, what options does he have?
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They will be hosting a Q & A with the film’s Director, Nasib Farah after the screening