Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
15/20012013 SOMALIA - PEACEART.docx

15/20012013 SOMALIA - PEACEART.docx

Ratings:
(0)
|Views: 3|Likes:
Some artists say, that an empty canvas can be a very intimidating thing - but not for Ahmed Mohamed Mudey. He knows exactly what he wants to paint today.

Some artists say, that an empty canvas can be a very intimidating thing - but not for Ahmed Mohamed Mudey. He knows exactly what he wants to paint today.

More info:

Published by: AMISOM Public Information Services on Nov 02, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/02/2013

pdf

text

original

 
STORY: SOMALIA
 –
 PEACE ART
 
TRT: 4:20
 
SOURCE: AU/UN IST
 
RESTRICTIONS:
This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is not to be sold on and is restricted for other purposes. All enquiries to news@auunist.org 
CREDIT REQUIRED: AU/UN IST
 
LANGUAGE: SOMALI/NATS
 
DATELINE: 15/20 JANUARY 2013 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
 
SHOTLIST:
 
DATELINE: 15 JANUARY 2013 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
 
1. Med shot, Ahmed Mohamed Mudey mixing paints 2. Close up, paint being poured into a container
 
3. Wide shot, Ahmed Mohamed looking at sketch for his painting
 
4. Med shot, Ahmed Mohamed hand with brush painting
 
5. Med shot, Ahmed Mohamed painting
 
6. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Ahmed Mohamed Mudey, Artist
There will be a man putting in soil for the tree on one side and on the other side there will be a woman watering it. It shows the government is growing and we want
Somalis to see that.”
 
7. Med shot, hand with paintbrush 8. Wide shot, painters at the Centre for Research and Dialogue (CRD) in Mogadishu
 
9. Med shot, rack focus from painting on the wall to painter
 
10. Med shot, painters working at CRD 11. Close up, brush being mixed on a paint board
 
12. Med shot, artist Mohamed Ali Towoh
 
13. Wide shot, Mohamed Ali Towoh, painting an image of the founder of CRD
 
14. Close up, painting of the founder
 
the late Abdulkadir Yahya Ali
 
15. Wide shot, Ahmednur H. Abdulle, Director of CRD, talking to art trainee
 
16. Close up, Ahmednur H. Abdulle
 
17. Med shot, Ahmednur H. Abdulle talking with art trainee
 
18. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Ahmednur H. Abdulle , Director, Centre for Research and Dialogue
“Al
-
Shabaab people believe that art is “haram” prohibited from in Somali religion,
but as soon as al-Shabaab started defeating (started being defeated) these artist
 
came out. That’s the only time they can come out and show their talent to the public. Before that they can’t, they could not even come out from their homes.
 
DATELINE: 20 JANUARY 2013 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
 
19. Wide shot, Mogadishu streets with billboards in the background
 
20. Med shot, people walking in front of billboards
 
21. Med shot, billboard depicting a change from warlord days
 
22. Close up, painting on the billboard
 
23. Wide shot, billboard depicting Somalis choking corruption
 
24. Close up, billboard
 
25. Wide shot, new billboard being put up
 
26. Med shot, man hammering the billboard into place
 
27. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Mohamed Ali Tohow, Artist
“This painting has great importance and you can see it from the title it says ‘
all
people are equal before the law’ and that means the MPs, the president, the ministers and ordinary people are all equal before the law.”
 
28. Wide shot, taxi driver talking to the painters about the billboard
 
29. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Abukar Ahmed Mohamed, Taxi driver
“I think it means that everyone is equal before the law. The painting shows the police arresting an old man who looks responsible, but there’s something in his hand
that he may have stolen or used to break the law. It means that if someone who
looks respectable can be arrested and ordinary people can be arrested too.”
 
DATELINE: 15 JANUARY 2013 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
 
30. Wide shot, CRD compound
 
31. Med shot, artist working
 
32. Close up, brush strokes
 
33. Med shot, painting depicting new Somalia president
 
34. Med shot, painting depicting al-
Shabaab’s negative influence on Somalia
 
35. Close up, paint showing an al-Shabaab fighter without eyes
 
36. Close up, Somali flag in a painting
 
37. Med shot, painting depicting Somali people joining hands to build Somalia
 
STORY:
 
Some artists say, that an empty canvas can be a very intimidating thing - but not for Ahmed Mohamed Mudey. He knows exactly what he wants to paint today. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Ahmed Mohamed Mudey, Artist
“There will be a man putting in soil fo
r the tree on one side and on the other side there will be a woman watering it. It shows the government is growing and we want
Somalis to see that.”
 
 
 
Until recently, Mudey and the other veteran artists working here at Mogadishu’s
Centre for Research and Dialogue (CRD), had either given up their craft or were painting in secret. Art, sports and various other forms of entertainment were forbidden by the extremist al-Shabaab, whose time in power is considered one of the most repressive
since Somalia’s trouble
s began in 1991. Not only did artists receive death threats, the late Abdulkadir Yahya Ali, a prominent peace activist, founder of the CRD and patron of the arts, was murdered in his home by suspected al-Shabaab fighters. With the support of several dev
elopment agencies, Ali’s friends and successors like
Ahmednur Abdulle, are overseeing a project that helps Somali artists create pieces
about their country’s dramatic change in fortunes.
 SOUNDBITE (Somali) Ahmednur H. Abdulle, Director, Centre for Research and Dialogue
“Al
-
Shabaab people believe that art is “haram” prohibited from in Somali religion,
but as soon as al-Shabaab started defeating (Started being defeated) these artist
came out. That’s the only time they can come out and show their talent to th
e public.
Before that they can’t, they could not even come out from their homes.
 
Clearly, times have changed. The project’s members have placed over 20 paintings in
high-traffic parts of Mogadishu. Many of these places were no-go areas until al-Shabaab fled the capital and much of central and southern Somalia, under pressure from the Somali National Security Forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia or AMISOM. The East African country now has an interim constitution, parliament and president - Hassa
n Sheikh Mohamoud. Not only will they have to rebuild Somalia’s institutions
and infrastructure, they will also have to inspire and educate their populace about the various rights and privileges they were denied under the al-Qaeda affiliated militants, and
that’s where artists like Mohamed Tohow can help.
 SOUNDBITE (Somali) Mohamed Ali Tohow, Artist
This painting has great importance and you can see it from the title, “It says all
people are equal before the law and that means the MPs, the president, the m
inisters and ordinary people are all equal before the law.”
 
Tohow’s painting has just been mounted in Waberi District, near a busy taxi park. It doesn’t take long before people notice it and begin interpreting it’s underlying
message. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Abukar Ahmed Mohamed, Taxi driver I think it means that everyone is equal before the law. The painting shows the police

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->