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*Cancelled* Mogadishu Soldier x Belfast Film Festival

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Due to circumstances out of our control this event has now been cancelled. The ticket purchasers have been notified and refunds processed. If you have any questions please contact: aaron@newnotionscinema.com


Tickets: £5
Location: Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue Belfast BT2 8HS
Doors: 7pm, show 7.30pm


Mogadishu Soldier is a raw and unfiltered exploration of life in the Somalian war zone as seen by two Burundian soldiers.

Mogadishu Soldier places the camera in the hands of two soldiers. Over the course of a year, they record their lives in Mogadishu, the war-torn Somalian capital where jihadist militants are attempting to take control. Through their eyes, we see fights and their shocking aftermath, as well as witnessing the impact of war on people’s everyday lives.

They also filmed conversations with local people hoping for food and water, soldiers fantasizing about women, and the arrival of an embedded journalist. War is shown to be banal and chaotic, with periods of boredom and instances of both compassion and gross inhumanity. Taken from no fewer than 523 tapes, this compilation gives an honest and sometimes revealing glimpse behind the scenes of war.


Presented in partnership with Belfast Film Festival


Director: Torstein Grude
Country: Norway, Denmark
Certificate: unknown
Year: 2016
Length: 84 mins


Earlier Event: March 14
Brexitannia + Q&A with Director
Later Event: May 19
Boat Builders at Titanic Hotel