Somali Mohamed’s family depends on his income from piracy. Sensing the end of an era, he must decide if he should risk everything on one last hijack. Through his eyes a dramatic tale about survival in Somalia unfolds. How did Mohamed come to live this dangerous existence? LAST HIJACK is both a feature-length film, combining documentary footage and animation, and an online transmedia experience, allowing viewers a unique and original way to explore the subject from different perspectives.
82’ / DCP / colour
Original title: LAST HIJACK
Dir: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
Prod: Submarine (NL)
Co-prod: Still Films (IE), Razor Film (DE), Savage Film (BE), IKON (NL), ZDF (DE)
Sc: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
D.O.P.: Ahmed Farrah
Completed: early 2014
Language: Somali/Arabic (English subtitles)
a.o. COLLAPSUS (2010, short/online game) Awards: Interactive Award SXSW (Austin, Texas), AMERICAN PRINCE (2009, short doc).
a.o. ANOTHER PERFECT WORLD (2009, short doc), VICTOR AND ROLF: BECAUSE WE’RE WORTH IT (2006, doc), SNEAKERS (2004, short doc).
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