Protecting the Somali Fishing Industry

Berbera is a town filled with fish, and therefore, over-run with cats. Over dinner with Yusuf Abdilahi Gulled, the country director of FairFishing in Somaliland, stray felines purr around our table out on the patio. Eventually a bold one leaps into our plates to pick at the bones and spill the shigni, signifying the end of our meal.

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Solar Power in the Horn of Africa

It’s late but Abdikarim, an investment broker, agrees to listen to one more pitch from an entrepreneur. The heat continues to linger over Berbera, Somaliland even though the sun has been down for hours. “I ...

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Champions of the People

I was working at the Santa Fe Film Festival last week.  There were lots of great documentaries up there, but my favorite was Super Amigos. It’s about luchadores (Mexican wrestlers) who serve as social advocates ...

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My Media for Change Career Thus Far

My biggest challenge in starting this media for change career is sustaining myself. I mentioned before that I was working in commercial television, mostly Viacom, and I was turning out stuff like this: (That guy ...

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My Gear

In the past, I would take commercial production and post production jobs. It was a way for me to build upon the knowledge that I gathered in film school, but my real motive was to ...

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The Purpose of this Blog

I’m a filmmaker who is interested in using media as a catalyst for social change. I’ve worked in commercial television and movies over the last five or six years. I’ve seen how successful the medium ...

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