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Life on the Horn
Short Film, AT/DE/SO 2020, Schwarzweiß, 25 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script, Camera: Mo Harawe
Cast: Maxamed Axmed Maxamed, Cabdiraxmaan Maxamed, Maxamed Maxamuud Jamac, Mohamed Hersi, Faadumo Abshir, Xuseen Abdirisaaq
Editor: Alexander von Piechowski
Location Sound: Maxamed Maxamuud Jamac
Music: Dimi Mint Abba, Hassan Adan Samatar, Adbi Tahliil, Khalifa Ould Eide
Sounddesign: Alexander von Piechowski
Producers: Mo Harawe, Deko Adano Ali, Alexander von Piechowski


The coast of Somalia is the setting for this pervasive film shaped by concise black-and-white tableaus: a young man takes care of his dying father in the midst of a deadly environment. Toxic waste has been stored on the Horn of Africa for decades. Using very few words and with great sensitivity, director Mo Harawe tells of the dissolution of existence and meaningfulness.

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