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The Pirates Of Somalia (2017)

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When rookie writer and proud Canadian Jay Bahadur has a chance encounter with his journalist idol, he decides to uproot his life in the name of research for his first book. Abandoning his comfortable life, he moves to Somalia to investigate a still-unfolding situation with pirates off the country’s coast. It’s 2008 and the cargo vessel MV Faina has just been hijacked. Based on a true story, Dabka follows a naïve young journalist’s headlong dive into a country he has no business being in. A free agent without government support or a publishing deal, Jay bucks conventions to conduct a raw, on the ground investigation.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 8th, 2017 (Limited) by Echo Bridge
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence.
(Rating bulletin 2503 (Cert #51333), 11/22/2017)
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Pirates, Somalia, Investigative Journalist, Undercover
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Hungry Man, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, BCDF Pictures
Production Countries: Kenya,
South Africa,
United States


   Jay Bahadur
Barkhad Abdi    Abdi
Melanie Griffith    Maria Bahadur
Al Pacino    Seymour Tolbin
Russell Posner    Jared Bahadur
Aidan Whytock    Agent Brice
Darron Meyer    Mitch Kelp
Philip Ettinger    Alex
Armaan Haggio    Mohamad Farole, Jr.
Sabrina Hassan    Maryan

Production and Technical Credits

Story based on the book “The Pirates of Somalia” by    Jay Bahadur
Producer    Mino Jarjoura
Producer    Matt Lefebvre
Producer    Claude Dal Farra
Producer    Irfaan Fredericks
Executive Producer    Phil Hunt
Executive Producer    Compton Ross
Executive Producer    Hilary Davis
Executive Producer    Stephen Kelliher
Executive Producer    Peter Pastorelli
Executive Producer    Jane Rosenthal
Executive Producer    Michael S. Murphey
Executive Producer    Robin Shenfield
Executive Producer    Hank Perlman
Executive Producer    Kevin Byrne
Executive Producer    Bryan Buckley
Executive Producer    Phil Crowe
Executive Producer    Steven Paul
Director of Photography    Scott Henriksen
Editor    Jay Nelson
Production Designer    David Skinner
Costume Designer    Michelle Martini
Costume Designer    Moira Meyer
Composer    Andrew Feltenstein
Composer    John Nau
Music Supervisor    Maggie Phillips
Casting Director    Henry Russell Bergstein
Casting Director    Allison Estrin
Casting Director    Bonnie Lee Bouman

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