Jallaabasho Shabaq La’aan (Somalia: 2012)


Cutter Hodierne

Cast list

Abdikani Muktar
Abu Bakr Mirre
Ali Daudi 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: Cutter Hodierne, John Hibey, Sarah Tucker
Producers: John Hibey, Cutter Hodierne, Abu Bakr Mire, Harold Otieno, Raphael Swann
Executive Producers: Steven Tollen, Victor Shapiro
Music: Patrick Taylor
Film Editing: Cutter Hodierne
Production Management: Don Capone, Mike Capone, Tony Rimwah
Sound Mixer: Lee Smith
Sound re-recording mixer: Perry Levy
Sound Editors: Adrian Thorstensen, Samuel Mindlin, Nico Behncke
Visual Effects: Andrew Fetchko, Brian Anderson, Jeremy Albucher
Casting: Abu Bakr Mirre
Somali Translator: Farrah Mohamed


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 While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values.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.