Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The much-anticipated movie, A hijacking
premiered on Friday at the Planet Cinema in Westgate, Westlands,
Nairobi. It was meant to be screened earlier on June 19 to commemorate
the World Refugee Day but an attack by Al Shabaab militants on the UN
embassy in Mogadishu on the same day saw it postponed to the later date.
Based on a true story, the movie follows the story of seven crew
members of a Danish Cargo Ship MV Rozen that was hijacked in 2007 in the
Indian Ocean. They went through four months of terror waiting for the
negotiators to strike a deal with the pirates.
Andy Needham, from UNHCR said the movie is intended to show the
plight of hostages and how everything can change for a family in under
one minute. He pointed out that the Somali pirates are just young boys
who are looking for their daily bread but are pushed by lack of
education and property to become pirates.