Somali Dervish movement: Negatives of ‘lost’ 1985 Somali epic found at NFAI
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I Decolonization
The negatives of an epic Somali film thought to have been lost were ‘discovered’ in the vaults of the Pune-based National Film Archive of India (NFAI).
Value addition For Prelims:
- The Somali Dervish movement was an armed resistance to the colonial powers – particularly the British – in the Horn of Africa, between 1899 and 1920
- It was led by the Sufi Muslim poet and militant leader Sayyid Mohamed
HORN OF AFRICA
- It is a peninsula in Africa. It consists of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
- It extends hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden