7:02Somalis go to the movies for the first time in 30 years
Filmmaker Kaif Jama was thrilled to see people in the seats at Somalia’s National Theatre in Mogadishu on Wednesday to watch two films, the first films screened for the public in the country for 30 years.
Jama, 24, wrote and starred in both films, which were directed by Ibrahim CM. The screening also represented a kind of homecoming for her — she left Somalia as a child, and moved around before settling in Cairo.
“I’m going to be the youngest Somali filmmaker ever,” she remembered thinking at