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Asad’s Somali refugee child stars fly to the Oscars

After narrowly winning a race against time to get extended refugee status, passports and visas, brothers Harun and Ali Mohammed are flying from Cape Town to Hollywood today for Sundays Academy Awards, where their film Asad will compete in the Best Short Film category. The Somali refugee child stars will be accompanied by their father, Mahdi Hassan Mohamed, and […]Read More

Oscar Nomination for SA film

Asad, shot on the west coast of Cape Town and featuring Somali refugees living in the South African city, has received an Oscar nomination in the Best Short Film category. The film is the result of a collaboration between US director Bryan Buckley and producer Mino Jarjoura of Hungry Man.  Jarjoura brought the project to long-time […]Read More