Kumu Documentary: Golden Land
Location: Kumu auditorium
Dir Inka Achté
Finland 2022, 82 min
In Finnish, Somali and English with English subtitles
Introduction by Filipp Kruusvall.
When Mustafe and his family move back to Somalia after 25 years in Finland, their search for gold soon turns into something more profound. When Mustafe Hagi prayed to Allah for an adventure three years ago, little did he know what would come his way. Two months later copper and gold were discovered on his family’s land in Somalia. After receiving the news, he immediately decided to leave his boring and safe life in Finland and move his family back to his native country.
Against all odds, will the family be able to feel at home in Hargeisa, or are they doomed to live their life as outsiders, just as in Finland? Will Mustafe be able to really open a gold mine in an area which is still not entirely free from the clan disputes which originally fuelled the Somali civil war? And if so, will the mine make enough profit for Mustafe to be able to achieve something useful for his native country?
Golden Land is a story about refugees, cultural identity and the concept of home.
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