In this film we explore Somalia’s political journey during one remarkable year. During the past two decades of civil war, famine and radical insurgencies have left Somalia in ruins. Its transitional government held little power and was for many years exiled in neighbouring Kenya. In June 2011 Somalia’s political fate was decided at a crisis meeting in Kampala: in just over a year a new representative government was to be established, a draft constitution approved and a new President and Speaker elected. It seemed like an impossible task.
Through political in-fighting, tense negotiations and fraught diplomacy, we follow the country’s political journey to the establishment of a newly elected Parliament President and Speaker.
Featuring interviews with:
Dr Augustine Mahiga – UN Special Representative & Head of the UN Political Office for Somalia
Abdiweli Mohamed Ali – Former Prime Minister of Somalia
Halima Ibrahim – Co-chair Technical Selection Committee
Abdi Hosh Jibril – Minister of Constitution & Reconciliation 2010-2012
In another of our documentaries – Return to Somalia – discover how young people are returning to the capital Mogadishu, determined to help rebuild the country.