Since 1991, Somalia has lacked a functioning central government. The country has no infrastructure, no banking system. A fragmented and weakened army and a poorly equipped police force have a hard time resisting the daily attacks of terrorist groups such as al-Shabaab. How can it be that Somalia, despite billions in annual international support, is still a country in chaos?
Every year, the international community spends billions on aid, and yet the country is weaker than ever. Rather than benefiting citizens, the majority of international aid money is tied up in astronomical security costs, or is embezzled by a corrupt political class. It is estimated that less than 20% of aid money actually reaches its intended recipients.
With unprecedented access, our team was able to spend 16 days filming in the capital, Mogadishu, and its surrounding areas. This film attempts to understand how this country, under control of one of the strongest Islamist groups in the world, remains in chaos.
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