Warriors From the North

Søren Steen Jespersen, Nasib Farah
Screening time  
23.02. / Monday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
'Warriors from the North' is a relevant, agenda setting film about the radicalization of young people.

Warriors from the North is a relevant, agenda setting film about the radicalization of young people. The film tells the story of a group of young Somali men who want to join the Islamic fundamentalist terror organization, Al-Shabab, to become suicide bombers in Somalia. The film examines why young men in their early twenties decide to head towards this horrifying destiny. Through one of the insiders, ”The Shadow”, who chose to stay behind in Copenhagen, we get access to the mindset of a potential terrorist in the making.


Søren Steen Jespersen

Søren Steen Jespersen, born 1962, is a 1993 graduate of the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Jespersen has years of experience in journalistic documentaries for TV. He has also produced several documentaries, including Carbon Crooks (2013), The Invisible Cell (2009), 69 (2008) and Punk Royal (2006). Warriors from the North is Jespersen’s first documentary as a director.


Nasib Farah

Nasib Farah is journalist and director born 1981 in Somalia. He came to Denmark as a child fleeing the civil war in his homeland. Farah has spent his adult life in Denmark working with young Somalis and doing media projects targeting the Somali community. For Making My Cousin the Pirate (2010), with Christian Sønderby Jepsen, he went back to Somalia to stop his cousin from becoming a pirate. Warriors from the North is Farah’s first director credit.

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2014, 59', DCP

Directed by:
Søren Steen Jespersen, Nasib Farah

Screenplay by:
Lars K Andersen, Søren Steen Jespersen

Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Edited by:
Steen Johannessen

Morten Svenstrup

Helle Faber

Produced by:
Made in Copenhagen

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2014; Tunis Human Rights Film Festival 2014; Karama Film Festival, Amman, Jordan 2014