Director: Eunice Lau
Producers: Sarah Winfield & Arthur Nazaryan

2013 | 39 min
Languages: English, Somali
Subtitles: English

For two decades, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Hawa Abdi has been a beacon of hope for 90,000 Somalis who found refuge on her farm during the conflict. At age 19, Ilwad Elman returned to war-torn Mogadishu to continue the work of her father by running rehabilitation programs for child soldiers. After witnessing the destruction of her homeland, Edna Adan returned to Hargeisa to build the University Hospital of Somaliland. THROUGH THE FIRE shows how three remarkable women helped hold their country together during its darkest hour.

Special Mention, SIMA 2014
Humanitarian Reporting Award finalist, Global Citizen and Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS)
Student Oscar Nomination, Student Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
UN We the Peoples Film Festival, University College London
All About Women Festival, Sydney Opera House
Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, Canada