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'Fishing Without Nets' a Dramatic Tale of Somali Piracyi
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October 23, 2014 2:10 AM
A decent man who needs money is talked against his better judgment into participating in a crime. It’s a familiar premise for Hollywood filmmakers. But in a new film from a first-time director, the man is a poor Somali fisherman -- and the crime is piracy. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more on Fishing Without Nets, a thriller told from the pirates' point of view.
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Video 'Fishing Without Nets' a Dramatic Tale of Somali Piracy

A decent man who needs money is talked against his better judgment into participating in a crime. It’s a familiar premise for Hollywood filmmakers. But in a new film from a first-time director, the man is a poor Somali fisherman -- and the crime is piracy. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more on Fishing Without Nets, a thriller told from the pirates' point of view.
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Video South African Dance Company Brings “Fusion” Work to New York

A festival of South African arts in New York, “Ubuntu,” features a dance company from Johannesburg. Vuyani Dance Theatre recently performed at New York City Center, where VOA’s Carolyn Weaver met up with them.
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