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CLIP 3227

Conflict in Somalia: a young member of the militia

Conflict in Somalia: a young member of the militia

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Key Info
  • Conflict in Somalia: a young member of the militia
  • Duration: 02:45
  • A report following a young boy, Muktar, who is a member of a militia group in the Somali capital. Muktar was found in the ruins of his bombed out house at the age of four, beside his dead parents. He was raised by a militia gang in Mogadishu. He has taken part in fierce battles, where many were killed. Muktar's main job for the Habar Gidir Militia is to collect money from the various road blocks set up in the city and we follow him on a typical day. This clip is from a series, recorded in 2004, about different conflicts around the world.
  • Subject:



    War and Conflict

  • Keywords: Somalia, bomb, militia gang, child soldier, Mogadishu, guns, war, conflict, battle, fight, road block, eyewitness
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip is a good illustration of the impacts of conflict. The teacher could show the video and ask students to suggest what the cause of the war might be. Students could also compare their lives to that of a Somalian child. Students could compare conflict in Somalia with other countries or look at the experiences of young soldiers in other parts of the world, using other clips from the series. The related clips are 03223, 03226, 03228, 03229, 03230 and 03231
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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