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Warriors from the North

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Søren Steen Jespersen, Nasib Farah, Denmark, 2014

58 min.DK/Documentary

Warriors from the North wins at Hot Docs

05. may 2015 | HOT DOCS. Søren Steen Jespersen og Nasib Farah's documentary "Warriors from the North," about Somali-born Danes going abroad to take part in holy war in the services of the terror movement al-Shabaab,

Overview of the 15 Danish films at IDFA

19. nov 2014 | IDFA. The world's biggest documentary film festival, IDFA in Amsterdam, has a record-breaking 15 Danish films lined up for this year's edition, including a world premiere of "Something Better to Come"

The Human Aspect of Violence

11. nov 2014. "Warriors from the North" is the product of a close collaboration between Somali-Danish journalist Nasib Farah and journalist and documentary filmmaker Søren Steen Jespersen.

We Have to Learn from the Warriors from the North

11. nov 2014. Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah's "Warriors from the North" provides a unique window into a world where young Somali Danes go off to fight a holy war and are willing to die for the terrorist

15 Danish films to IDFA

10. oct 2014 | IDFA 2014. Zimbabwe moving toward a new constitution, everyday life in Europe's largest garbage dump, an illegal arms drop over India, young Danish-Somali men engaged in holy war – these real-life stories are

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Søren Steen Jespersen graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1993 and has since worked as producer and for television. Nasib Farah made My Cousin the Pirate (2010) with Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Warriors from the North is Jespersen and Farah’s debut as documentary film directors.

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Mid-Length Competition / IDFA 2014
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DANISH RELEASE - 09.10.2014

58 min.

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