BIFF 2020: 23. september - 1. oktober
Checkpoints

The Project

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Project
USA/ 2013/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Ingen
CAST:
Lafras Luitingh, Erik Prince, Matt Bryden, Roelf van Heerden, Michael Shanklin
DIRECTOR:
Adam Ciralsky, Shawn Efran
WRITER:
Adam Ciralsky, Shawn Efran
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ian Robbie
PRODUCER:
Adam Ciralsky, Shawn Efran
Fighting fire with fire

Somalia has suffered civil war for over two decades. During this period hundreds of cargo vessels have been hijacked and thousands of people have been held hostage. The project the title refers to is the establishing of the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) in their battle against the outlaws. The PMPF, however, are being closely monitored by the UN for violating Somalia's arms embargo, and many view the soldiers as triggerhappy mercenaries.

 

Adam Ciralsky, Shawn Efran

For years SHAWN EFRAN worked as an investigative reporter for CBS, and won two Emmys for his work on "60 Minutes". EFRAN's production company Efran Films has produced documentary films for NBC News, The Huffington Post and AOL.

ADAM CIRALSKY was a lawyer in the CIA, before he started working for "60 Minutes" in 1999. CIRALSKY continued his journalism career with NBC News in 2004 and to date he has been awarded three Emmys for his work.