A lovely door in Dikhil, Djibouti.
(although, one does have to wonder…about…well is it just me or do you also see a woman here?!)
Malayalam, filmed in Djibouti, will release in December. Will it release in Djibouti? Couldn’t tell ya. Is it any good? No clue. What is it about?
“Speaking about the film whose tagline reads, ‘Love between two countries’, the director said, “It is a multi-genre film that is family-oriented and also features a love story. It can be called a family action drama. It follows two guys in their 20s who work as jeep drivers for tourists in Idukki. They come across a girl from the East African country of Djibouti. Following this, the duo moves to Djibouti for better employment. However, they meet with a few problems there, and how they come out of it forms the rest of the plot. The story is only set in Kerala for 30 minutes, the rest of the runtime takes place in Djibouti.”
Korea’s film “Escape from Mogadishu” gets terrible reviews. Worth seeing? I have no idea, haven’t seen it.
Lots of film news this week - here’s another article about The Grave Digger’s Wife, a film I would like to see but have not yet.
Somalia has a current troubled relationship with the khat trade. Apparently there were talks in Kenya a while ago, to which Djibouti’s officials failed to show. What does it all mean? I don’t know. I do know the khat flows.
Road to Recovery: How Migrants in Djibouti are Getting Mental Health Care. This is especially interesting as, to my knowledge (and please someone, prove me wrong if you know better), there is just one single mental health professional in the entire country who works in one of the local languages (Somali, Afar, Arabic).