Somaliland: Through the Fire Makes a European Comeback with Dr Edna Adan as Special Guest


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Somalilandsun -It is a great privilege to be welcoming Dr Edna Adan Ismail as special guest at next week’s screenings. Edna is visiting the UK to help launch the British branch of the Edna Adan Foundation. Fundraiser events are being co-hosted with Rite Turn, the Durbaan Association, SPAN and the Hayaat Women’s Trust – all proceeds to be donated to the Edna Adan University Hospital of Somaliland.

– documentary Through the Fire returns to Europe. The schedule of public screenings is as follows:

Wed 28 May, 17.00: Sheffield, UK, The Circle

Thurs 29 May, 15.00: Bristol, UK, Silai Centre

Fri 30 May, 18.00: Cardiff, UK, Butetown Multimedia Centre

Next month, the film will be screened in the public events section of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at London ExCel. Other screening venues over the summer include cinemas, schools, universities, community centres, festivals and galleries. Please keep checking the website for an up-to-date schedule. >>>>>> website

THROUGH THE FIREA documentary about three extraordinary Somali women

Dr Edna Aden, in glasses,  with local women and subject of Through the fire documentary in whose European premiere she is special guest

The Trailer

The story of three remarkable Somali women who risk their lives to run essential humanitarian projects. When the world abandoned them and their communities, they refused to give up or walk away

The Film

‘Through the Fire’ shows a side of Somalia and Somaliland beyond the familiar reports of piracy, war and famine. It gives an intimate portrait of three exceptional women, who, in the midst of war and famine, have risen up to rebuild their shattered nation

The Mission

While on production, the filmmakers made a pledge to support the efforts witnessed towards peace. This is a non-profit initiative designed to raise awareness, and therein provide vital funds to maintain and expand this work


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