DIRECTOR: Cutter Hodierne RUN TIME: 17 minutes
COUNTRY: USA and Kenya
Abdi is a simple Somali fisherman struggling to support his family in desparate economic times. After paying to have his wife and children smuggled into Yemen, Abdi is caught up with a gang of pirates and finds himself leading a raid on an oil tanker and holding their crew for ransom. Now Abdi has to choose what is more important to him--his desire not to harm innocent people, or his desire to get enough money to reunite with his family.
Winner of Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at Sundance '12 and Top Prize at The Wrap's Short Film Festival. Local Spotlight - Director from Northern Virginia.