Monday 28.11 at 6pm: ‘Children and Courage in Conflict’, the screening of ’14E’and a reading by Naima Mohamud

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are invited by Helsinki Refugee Film Festival and the bookshop to ‘Children and Courage in Conflict’, the screening of ‘14E’and a reading by Naima Mohamud on Monday 28.11 at 6pm. Naima Mohamud is a young filmmaker, writer and photographer currently based in Helsinki. ”14E” is her new, 4-minute film about a small Sudanese boy, Jaja, who has fled the horrors of Darfur with his father to Finland. It shows his attempts to make contact with three Finnish boys, and ultimately the sad secret he lives with. The film encourages children to be brave and fair in the face of diversity and injustice. The final text states how many people have died in Darfur – thousands of which are small children – and that the West has turned its eyes away from the conflict till today. ”Hargeisan Taivas” is a short story that tells the thematically related but independent story of a refugee boy’s life in Finland. It was published by TEOS in the anthology ”Mikä ihmeen uussuomalainen”. The short story and film are in Finnish  (film has English subtitles), the ensuing discussion will be both in Finnish and English. Welcome! Warm regards, Ian Bourgeot www.arkadiabookshop.fi Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!)for the event is suggested and would be most welcome! Naima Mohamud studied at Southern Californian School of Cinematic Arts and London Metropolitan University, wrote scripts for the Finnish Film Foundation and writes a monthly column for Helsingin Sanomat. ”14E” was written and directed by Naima Mohamud, produced by Yhteiset Lapsemme ry and Making Movies Oy. The film will have a cinematic sneak-premiere in the programme ”These Kids are Alright” at Helsinki Refugee Film Festival (Saturday 26.11. at 3 pm; SES auditorio Kino K-13, Kavavakatu 12, Katajanokka). Naima Mohamud is an emerging new talent proudly presented by the Helsinki Refugee Film Festival.