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The History of Somalian Cinema from 1961to the Present Day

     
     
  1961  
     
   

–  Hosein Manrok’s short film The Love that Knows No Barrier is released. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1963  
     
   

- Hajji Cagakombe’s Miyi Iyo Magaalo (The Countryside and the City), a Somali-Italian co-production, is the country’s first full-length feature film.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1969  
     
   

– Following revolution in the country, the entire film production, importation and distribution is nationalised, and the Somali Film Agency is created..  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1973  
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

Dan Iyo Xarrago (Necessity and extravagance) (Idiriss Hassan Dirie) [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1983  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

The Somali Dervish (Said Saalah) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1986  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Ciyaar Mood (It’s Not a Joke) (Abdurrahman Yusuf Cartan) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
 
  2005  
     
  12/11 - At least 12 people are killed in fighting between local militia and gunmen loyal to Mogadishu’s Islamic courts, which have ruled that the city’s entertainment centres should be closed because the western and Indian films they show promote immorality. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  2006  
   
  Sep -

After the United Islamic Courts (UIC) decree that entertainment activities such as going to the cinema are prohibited, UIC gunmen allegedly storm cinemas and arrest the audience. [MORE] [ADD]

 

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