Jallaabasho Shabaq La’aan (Somalia: 2012)


Cutter Hodierne

Cast list

Abdikani Muktar (as Abdi Muktar)
Abu Bakr Mirre (as Abu Bakr Mire)
Ali Daudi Osman (as Ali Osman)
Abdulkadir Hassan
Abdulahi Sagar
Mahane Muktar
Nasra Ahmed
Osman Awale
Peter Treunen
Ros Mohamed
Farrah Mohamed
Harold Otieno
Adan Mari Mari
Mohamed Kare
Mahad Osman Mahad



Writing Credits

Cutter Hodierne
John Hibey
Sarah Tucker (Additional writer)

Produced by

John Hibey Producer
Cutter Hodierne Producer
Abu Bakr Mirre Producer (as Abu Bakr Mire)
Harold Otieno Producer
Victor Shapiro Executive producer
Raphael Swann Producer
Steven Tollen Executive producer: Gigantic Post

Music by

Patrick Taylor

Film Editing by

Cutter Hodierne

Production Management

Don Capone Unit production manager: Mombasa
Mike Capone Unit production manager: Mombasa
Tony Rimwah Unit production manager: Mombasa

Sound Department

Nicolas Behncke Sound editor (as Nico Behncke)
Perry Levy Sound re-recording mixer
Samuel Charles Mindlin Sound editor (as Samuel Mindlin)
Lee Smith Sound mixer
Adrian Thorstensen Sound editor

Visual Effects by

Jeremy Albucher Visual effects
Brian Anderson Visual effects
Andrew Fetchko Visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Arthur Doyle-Calcagno Digital imaging technician
Sam Ellison First assistant camera
John Hibey Additional camera

Casting Department

Abu Bakr Mirre Casting: Somalia

Music Department

Philip J. Whiteside Composer: additional music

Other crew

Farrah Mohamed Translator: Somali



In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow pirates hit the high seas and capture a French oil tanker, demanding a hefty ransom. During the long, tedious wait for the cash to arrive, Abdi forges a tentative friendship with one of the hostages. When some of the pirates resort to violence, Abdi must make dramatic choices to determine his course. Shot in East Africa using Somali non-actors, Fishing Without Nets tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the bandits from the Somali point of view.