Tricycle Theatre UK Premiere – The Pirate Tapes

The Pirate Tapes exposes piracy in Somalia from the inside out by following Mohamed, a young Somali-Canadian as he puts himself and his camera on the line to join a pirate clan. The film peels back layers of corruption and poverty to understand the lawless situation in Somalia, as politicians fiddle foreign aid and corporations cut secret deals with warlords to dump nuclear waste.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with a panel including Colin Freeman, Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph who was taken hostage while reporting in Somalia and who has since authored Kidnapped: Life as a Somali pirate hostage; Mr Dahir Abdullahi Kadiye, a former minicab driver from London, who captured the public’s imagination when he masterminded the release of Paul and Rachel Chandler; and Mr Mohamed Elmi, Chairman and MD of Somali Diaspora UK, a unique organisation that encourages the integration of the Somali community in Britain.

The screening is part of DocHouse Thursdays (sponsored by The Bertha Foundation) an initiative that brings the very best in award-winning international documentaries to London and is screened as part of Black History Month.

Tickets are £9/£7 concs. There are a limited number of Student Early Bird tickets for £5. To take advantage of this offer book online with the promotional code STUDENT. This is a limited offer and student identification will be required on collection.

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