Charcoal Traffic (Somalia: 2008)


Nathan Collett

Cast list


Mahamad Abdirahman Saiid;

Abdilaahi Hassan Ali

Fadumo Maxamed



Pamela Collett

Fatima Jibrell

Director of Photography:

Nathan Collett


Fatima Jibrell

James Lindsay


Charcoal Traffic" is the first drama film made in Somalia for 20 years. The film is based on true events. In Somali with English subtitles, "Charcoal Traffic" is the story of how the cutting of trees to make charcoal for cooking fuel causes serious environmental damage. This leads to conflict between charcoal makers who are often armed and pastorlists who seek to protect their land. The conflict sometimes turns violent.

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