He said.. ( crane operator)
'we are supporting the government'
Only he's not really.. he's supporting ( unknowingly of course) America, and the foreign investors who have a stake in the country.
Somalia does not own itself. Can we really recognise a neo-colonial government by proxy?. Is that what it will take to rebuild Somalia?
I found this film very frustrating to say the least.
Somalia's colonial legacy continues to tear it apart. Divide and rule is the best way to maintain power,
To expect Somalians to trust a western backed government over thier clan, may be asking to much. Clan/tribal divisions tend to ruin the goal of strong nationhood.. but it doesn't have to
The problem is perhaps as I said.. Somalia does not own itself.. and needs to regain, rebuild, remember its own identity.
Sole dependency on foreign aid is little to smile about
Trust really is the greatest commodity.. and it in in short supply across the continent.. across the world.
Somalia has few options if any.
What a mess. Even the war lords are smiling