The Pirates of Somalia (Dabka)

Drama

R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence

12/8/2017
Released
Al Pacino, Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi, Aidan Whytock
Starring
Bryan Buckley
Director
116 min
Length
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When rookie writer and proud Canadian Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters) has a chance encounter with his journalist idol (Al Pacino), he decides to uproot his life in the name of research for his first book. Abandoning his comfortable life, he moves to Somalia to investigate a still-unfolding situation with pirates off the country's coast. It's 2008 and the cargo vessel MV Faina has just been hijacked. Based on a true story, Dabka follows a naïve young journalist's headlong dive into a country he has no business being in. A free agent without government support or a publishing deal, Jay bucks conventions to conduct a raw, on the ground investigation.