Somalia Film List

Title: THE LETTER 2003
Format: VHS
Language:
Run Time: 75 Min.
Description: Documentary about racisim in America, as seen in neo-Nazi outsiders barnstorming the town of Lewiston, Maine to exploit local hatred following the immigration of a large number of refugees from Somalia.

Title: BLACK HAWK DOWN 2003
Format: DVD; NTSC, region 1; original aspect ratio (ca. 2.40:1); Dolby digital 5.1.
Language: English, French and Spanish dialogue options, with English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Thai subtitle choices (disc 2 has subtitles in Portuguese and Korean, disc 3 has subtitles in Spanish and Korean); closed-captioned.
Run Time: 144 Min.
Description: With exacting detail, the film re-creates the American siege of the Somalian city of Mogadishu and the events surrounding the downing of two Black Hawk helicopters by rocket-propelled grenades and the ensuing 16 hour battle that followed.

Title: DYING TO TELL THE STORY 1998
Format: VHS
Language: Closed captioned
Run Time: 95 Min.
Description: This documentary centers on the life and death of Dan Eldon, a 22 year old Reuters photographer who was stoned to death in Somalia in 1993. His sister Amy interviews other war journalists and travels in their paths, in an attempt to understand the life of a war photographer. Features video footage and still photographs of war zones in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa, etc.

Title: CAN YOU HEAR ME? 1998
Format: VHS
Language:
Run Time: 96 Min
Description: Presented are the history, political background, and support needs of Somalis living in the Seattle area, their Muslim religious beliefs, social customs, health care needs, and unique characteristics of Somali students in area

Title: FIRE EYES: FEMALE CIRCUMCISION 1994
Format: VHS
Language:
Run Time: 60 Min.
Description: Explores, mostly via the experiences of Somali women, the socio-economic, psychological, and medical consequences of this ancient custom which affects more than 80 million women worldwide.