Charcoal Traffic
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Sun Fire Cooking
Charcoal Traffic: A World First on Film

A story of two brothers trapped in a murderous cycle
of environmental and cultural devastation in Somalia.

No one has ever made a film based on Somali pastoral life in the visually stunning Somali landscape.

No one has ever made a film about environmental degradation due to charcoal production that threatens the Somali pastoral way of life.

No one has had the vision, the daring, the expertise and the network of contacts to even dream of making such a film in Somalia.

Until now.

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC is a world first

- the first fictional film shot in Somalia in over 15 years.

- the first fictional film based on Somali pastoral life.

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC was filmed entirely on location in northern Somalia

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC stars an outstanding local cast with no previous acting experience.

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC is in Somali with English subtitles.

Duration: seven minutes

was made possible because of an alliance between two unique east African organizations: Sun Fire Cooking and Hot Sun Films

Through the dramatic story of CHARCOAL TRAFFIC, the goal of Hot Sun Films and Sun Fire Cooking is to promote community discussion among Somalis about charcoal production, environmental destruction and solar cooker alternatives to charcoal for everyday cooking.


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