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Zakaria Mohamed Ali is a documentary filmmaker. He worked as a freelancer in Somalia during the civil war.
For his work he risked his life several times, and in Mogadishu I lost his friends and colleagues.
He went to Hargeisa Somaliland, where his escape begins, the journey to search for a better future (looking for sense), it was 2 December 2007 when he left his country.
He arrived in Italy via Lampedusa in August 2008. In 2011 he participated in the video-training project promoted by Archivio delle Memorie Migranti (AMM -archive of migrants memories) and he shot one of the episodes of the film “Benvenuti in Italia – Welcome to Italy”: “Dadir”.
In 2012 he shot the short film “To whom it may concern”, a short documentary that tells about his return to Lampedusa, by reading his diary. An opportunity to recall the stay in the CIE and go in search of lost memories. The documentary was selected by the “House of European History Exhibit” of the European Parliament in Brussels.
His filmography inlcudes:
– L’attesa (doc, 2012,d),
– Benvenuti in Italia (Dadir) (d, 2012)
– To Whom It May Concern (d, 2013)
– Lampedusa film, by Peter Schreiner (Act, 2015)
– Il signore di Mogadiscio (The man from Mogadishu) (d,2013-2018) work in progress.
– Garten (Garden) film, by Peter Schreiner (Assistant camera, light and technical support) 2015-2018 Austria.