Somalia has hosted its first movie screening in 30 years under heavy security as the conflict-ravaged country hopes for a cultural renewal.
The event was held at the National Theatre of Somalia, which has a history that reflects the tumultuous journey of the Horn of Africa nation.
After a painstaking restoration, the authorities announced plans to hold the theatre’s first screening this week.
It has been targeted by suicide bombers and used as a base by warlords – and until Wednesday it had never screened a Somali film.
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